U.S. – Canadian Border Closure Extended Another 30 Days
The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel for at least another month according to an interview on Global News Canada with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
NPR also reports a tweet by Bill Blair, Canada's public safety minister, said this about the situation...
"We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe."
"To continue to limit the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Nov 21," he said in a tweet... "We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted that the country's southern neighbor still does not have the virus under control.
"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Trudeau told Global News.
"Canadians can be deeply reassured to know that their various orders of government are always going to work together to keep them safe, unlike some other places we see around the world," he said.
Unless it’s essential, travel between the two countries is prohibited until at least November 21.
The borders have been closed since March of this year.