(CMR) Reggae artist Skip Marley, the grandson of Bob Marley, was forced to postpone a show in Canada after he was denied entry into the country on Tuesday, 20 September. Unconfirmed reports are that Skip (26) was denied entry due to his vaccination status.
Canada currently requires all people to be vaccinated when entering the country. In a post on social media on Tuesday, the young Marley revealed that Canadian border officials refused him entry into the country and presented him with documents to return to the United States.
“TORONTO: Unfortunately, tomorrow’s show is being postponed because I was denied entry into Canada at the border. I wish that wasn’t the case – I’ve done everything I’ve been told to comply with immigration requirements, but today it seems like more is needed,” read Marley’s message to his fans.
“I know many of you have been looking forward to this as much as I have, and I apologize if we have to wait a little longer. We are working on a postponement, and I look forward to coming back,” he added.
Marley shared a photo of the documents presented to him by agents stating he must return to the United States after attempting to cross the border at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie.
The document “Order to Return to the United States” appears to have the box “You are prohibited from entering Canada by an order or regulation of the Governor in Council pursuant to the Emergencies Act or the Quarantine Act.”
In the meantime, Canada will likely drop the vaccine requirement for people who enter Canada by the end of September, an official told The Associated Press on Tuesday.