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U.S. border agency says COVID vax not essential; Canadians will be denied entry

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U.S. border agency says COVID vax not essential; Canadians will be denied entry

https://www.cp24.com/news/u-s-border-ag ... -1.5434541
anadians attempting to drive across the American border solely for a COVID-19 vaccination, even with a doctor's referral, would be denied entry, the U.S. border agency said on Wednesday.

Unlike the Canadian government, Customs and Border Protection said it does not consider a vaccine essential for entry purposes.

“Travel for the sole purpose of obtaining a vaccination is not permissible under current travel restrictions,” an agency spokesman said. “If a person is entering the U.S. for legitimate travel reasons, as allowed under current restriction guidelines, and receives a vaccine incidental to their trip, it is not part of the overall admissibility determination.”
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Here's our government failing us again... and again... and again...
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mebiuspower wrote: Here's our government failing us again... and again... and again...
Our government didn’t fail us. Our government is permitting it. Their government is preventing it.
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mebiuspower wrote: Here's our government failing us again... and again... and again...
TIL Canadian govt is in charge of US customs officers and can tell them what to do

Can we do same with CIA and FBI?
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Canadians hoping to cross the border for the sole purpose of getting a COVID-19 vaccine will be turned away, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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MexiCanuck wrote: Our government didn’t fail us. Our government is permitting it. Their government is preventing it.
I guess it's a failure in the sense that both governments didn't agree on it before letting the public know.

It'd be like a husband not asking his wife before he told his kids it was ok to go to the park :lol:
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MexiCanuck wrote: Our government didn’t fail us. Our government is permitting it. Their government is preventing it.
It's project management 101, you have to communicate with all stakeholders and get them sign off first. You can't just pay millions before hand
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smartie wrote: It's project management 101, you have to communicate with all stakeholders and get them sign off first. You can't just pay millions before hand
The US isn't as much a stakeholder in international affairs as much as it's a grumpy Tyrannosaurus Rex with a toothache and a flamethrower. That said, they have every right to disallow vaccine tourism into their country, although it would be nice if they'd send some of their unused Pfizer to us so we could get things moving faster here.
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The incompetence of the Liberals never ends. You can't make this up.

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