The Canada-U.S. border will stay closed to non-essential journey till not less than Might 21.
Public Security Minister Invoice Blair tweeted the extension this morning.
“We are going to proceed to base our selections on one of the best public well being recommendation out there to maintain Canadians secure from COVID-19,” he stated.
The Canada-U.S. border settlement, which has been in place since March of final 12 months, bars entry to most travellers who aren’t Canadian residents, everlasting residents or individuals getting into from the U.S. for “important” causes. Most individuals who enter the nation are required to self-isolate for 14 days after their arrival.
Marking the extension, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the northern border caucus, urged each governments to craft a plan to reopen the shared border.
“It is 395 days for the reason that United States-Canadian border closed, and the closure was simply prolonged one other 30 days. Households on each side of the border have been torn aside, individuals who love one another, dad and mom, grandchildren, unable to see one another,” the Democratic member from Buffalo, N.Y. informed the Home of Representatives at this time.
“We’d like a plan to open the U.S.-Canadian border. With vaccines, face masks, and good bodily distancing, we are able to accomplish that safely and efficiently.”