Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Winter 2022

Keywords

Economic Relationships, Human Mobility, COVID 19 economic impact

Abstract

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.

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)

Geographic Coverage

Canada; Washington (State)

Genre/Form

reports

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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