Today’s extension marks 6 months of Canada-US border closure
On Thursday morning, government officials announced that the Canada-US border closure would remain in effect until at least October 21st. The announcement has been expected for a couple of days but was confirmed this morning by Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair.
With the original closure happening March 18th, Thursday’s announcement actually marks 6 months of the measure being in place. The border has been closed to all non-essential travel, with new laws coming into place for those who try to flout government direction.
We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020. We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) September 18, 2020
The border closure is strongly supported by Canadians, according to polls conducted over the past few months. And with case numbers rising in both countries, the border reopening anytime soon seems unlikely. But, time will tell!
If you’d like to read the full press release regarding the border closure extension, just click here. Otherwise, stay informed and stay safe out there, folks!