One Way Border!

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One Way Border!

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Not sure that I am a fan of Americans being allowed to cross the border into Canada and we are not given the same privilege to go South!

They seem to be having more trouble controlling Covid there than we are and have a lower vaccination rate.

I sure hope this doesn't backfire on us!
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Bsuds wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 8:10 am Not sure that I am a fan of Americans being allowed to cross the border into Canada and we are not given the same privilege to go South!

They seem to be having more trouble controlling Covid there than we are and have a lower vaccination rate.

I sure hope this doesn't backfire on us!
Research what it takes to get into Canada.
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zookeeper wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 8:25 am
Research what it takes to get into Canada.
I know it's not going to be super easy but my point still is why only 1 way?

Especially when our record is better than theirs as well as we are headed in the wrong direction with Covid cases.
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If the Americans opened their border it would probably be to anyone with no requirements to prove Covid-negative ... I can just see the ads now, "throw off your mask and your worries, come visit our beautiful epicenters!" ...

Maybe having the border closed to southern travel will stop our worst from being even more stupid ...
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The US is reluctant to open their border with Canada without also opened up their border to Mexico. They fear backlash from doing so. Under 22% of the Mexican populations is fully vaccinated.
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Case fatality rate:

Mexico is 8.2%
USA is 1.7%
Canada is 1.8%

These figures are from John Hopkins.
Come on Supreme Court of Canada step up and do Your Job.

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With Covid going rampant in the US other countries are considering restricting allowing Americans in.

Here we are opening our Border to them.

Go figure!
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MalaPropina wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 5:24 pm The US is reluctant to open their border with Canada without also opened up their border to Mexico. They fear backlash from doing so. Under 22% of the Mexican populations is fully vaccinated.
The US-Mexico border is still closed until Aug 21st, when it will be reviewed if to open it or not, just like the Canadian border.
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I'm just fine with double vaccinated Americans coming into Canada. There are Canadians not vaccinated that are the problem right here.
MalaPropina wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 5:24 pm The US is reluctant to open their border with Canada without also opened up their border to Mexico. They fear backlash from doing so. Under 22% of the Mexican populations is fully vaccinated.
There are two ways that one can enter the US right now.
Fly into the US. No questions are asked.
Walk across the US/Mexican border. Not many questions are asked, and just pretend not to know English.
Though this method is better if your skin is a bit brown.
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Open the border... don’t open it, only have traffic northward.

I really don’t give a damn.
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Walk across the US/Mexican border. Not many questions are asked, and just pretend not to know English.
Though this method is better if your skin is a bit brown.
They are pretty wise to that tactic, they have lots of Spanish/Mexican speaking border guards available.

What are you going to do when they start interviewing you in Mexican and ask you, "Your country of residence"?
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alanjh595 wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 8:22 pm
What are you going to do when they start interviewing you in Mexican and ask you, "Your country of residence"?
Sí! Tacos! :138: :biggrin:
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dos cervezas por favor.

Get's me what I want, wherever/whenever I go to Mexico.
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Coronavirus and Border openings

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Maybe there is something I'm not getting and someone here can explain it to me. Why the heck are we Opening Our borders to international travel when this new Delta variant is more contagious and apparently worse for us.? Like seriously.
We all know it's going to increase cases and we're already losing our rights within Canada because the cases are rising from Canadians alone. So we are supposed to be okay with letting foreign Travelers bring more virus in at the expense of scaling back our rights as Canadians. This does not sit well with me and it shouldn't sit well with anybody.
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alanjh595 wrote: Aug 9th, 2021, 9:11 pm dos cervezas por favor.
Pairs quite well with tacos - followed by a shot or two of tequila :up:

Darn it! Now I want tacos. Might have to try that little cantina down the street on Chatham.

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