Border Policy Brief
Economic Relationships, Human Mobility, COVID 19 economic impact
The COVID-19 pandemic brought new and unprecedented requirements for cross-border travel. In Summer 2021, after more than a year of restrictions on ‘non-essential’ travel, Canada began allowing vaccinated travelers with a negative PCR test to enter and return for discretionary purposes and without quarantine. However, testing requirements for entry to Canada continue to fluctuate, with the latest change going into effect February 28th, 2022. This Border Brief uses the case study of the land border between British Columbia and Washington State to explore how different testing regimes may impact cross-border travel.
Trautman, Laurie D., "The Impact of COVID-19 Test Requirements on Cross-Border Travel: A Case Study of Blaine, WA" (2022). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 130.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Border crossing--Government policy; COVID-19 (Disease)--Economic aspects; COVID-19 (Disease)--Testing; COVID-19 (Disease)--Reporting; Borderlands--Canada; Borderlands--Washington (State)
Canada; Washington (State)
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