Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has released the below statement following the Canadian government’s announcement that they will ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated American citizens and residents starting August 9th, 2021:

“Today’s announcement is a positive and long-overdue step forward by the Canadian government,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The fact that after 16 months of restricted travel the Biden Administration has still not announced a plan for restoring travel into the U.S. is unacceptable. The Biden Administration needs to step up and begin a full reopening of travel into the United States. Extending the current restrictions any further, in light of the progress our Canadian neighbors have announced, would be devastating to every community along the northern border.”