(Blaine, WA) -- Washingtonians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can soon travel into Canada without having to show a negative test result. The Canadian health minister announced Thursday that the nation will stop requiring COVID-19 tests from fully vaccinated travelers starting April 1st.

Canadian officials say the move is possible thanks to a decline in new cases of COVID-19 as well as the country's success in reaching a high vaccination rate for its population.

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