Reggae artiste Skip Marley, the grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley, was forced to postpone the Toronto leg of his Change North America tour when he was denied entry into Canada. The Prism Marketing Consultant report states that his denial into the country was allegedly due to his vaccination status. When the 26-year-old entertainer shared a message on Tuesday via Twitter, he gave an account of what happened at the Peace Bridge border, which connects Buffalo, New York in the US to Fort Erie, Ontario in Canada.
In explaining that he had fulfilled all the stipulations, he said, “I did everything I was told I needed to do to meet the entry requirements, but it seems today they need more.” He also assured fans that he and his team are currently rescheduling the date for the event. “TORONTO: The show tomorrow (Wed, 9/21) is unfortunately postponed I was not permitted entry at the border into Canada this morning and we are working on rescheduling.”
Additionally, the tweet contained a document titled “Direction to return to the United States,” Which is from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). No information about his vaccination was in his statement or the attachment. Instead, the paperwork alludes that he was barred from entering Canada because of an “order or rule established by the Governor in Council under the Emergencies Act or Quarantine Act.”
Currently, those visiting Canada are required to provide proof of being completely vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. The paperwork subsequently stated that when Marley is no longer restricted by the terms mentioned, he will be allowed to visit Canada.