COVID-19: Vaccinated Canadians overseas frustrated that they were left out of new entry rules

Calgary-native Katie Gibson — pictured at an Abu Dhabi beach with her husband, Ben, and three-year-old twins, Nash and Brooklyn, — felt it was important to take the first COVID-19 vaccine available to her in the United Arab Emirates. She was dismayed to learn Ottawa may still require her to quarantine for 14 days if she enters Canada even if it lifts that restriction for those who have vaccines approved by Health Canada. (Katie Gibson)
When the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine was offered to Katie Gibson in Abu Dhabi, there was no doubt in her mind she should take it.       

The 36-year-old teacher originally from Calgary said she and her husband didn’t hesitate to take the only COVID-19 vaccine they could get in the United Arab Emirates at the time.

“It’s available to us [so] let’s just get it,” she recalled thinking. “A vaccine is a vaccine.” 


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  • Kman  On 06/17/2021 at 4:40 pm

    Good, they were not following their government’s advice.

    Guyana is the same, allowing foreigners to enter Guyana for holidays, and not even vaccinated.

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