Global National: Nov. 7, 2021 | Relief, hesitancy as US set to reopen border to vaccinated Canadians

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Global National: Nov. 7, 2021 | Relief, hesitancy as US set to reopen border to vaccinated Canadians

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Nearly two years since the U.S.-Canada border was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is preparing to reopen its land border to fully-vaccinated Canadian travellers. Ross Lord takes a look at the relief, the reluctance, and the red tape that remains on the eve of the reopening.

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