Canada/US border closure will remain in place for another month

Sep 18 2020, 5:02 pm

The border closure between Canada and the United States has been extended for another month.

According to Canada’s Public Safety Minister and MP Bill Blair, the extension will be in place until October 21.

“We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st,” Blair tweeted on Friday. “We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”

In March, all non-essential travel was closed along the border. However, trucking and trade were not affected, as maintaining commerce between the two countries was deemed essential for Canada’s economic recovery.

At the time, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the border would be closed for as long as it needs to be.

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