OTTAWA – The Canada-U.S. Border will remain closed until September 21, the Canadian government confirmed on Friday.
The Trump administration in the United States announced it earlier in the morning.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair wrote on Twitter that the government will continue “to do whatever is necessary to keep Canadians safe.”
The Canada-U.S. Border has been closed to non-essential travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March.
The partial border closure agreement, which has been renewed every month since, was due to expire on August 20. It prohibits all non-essential travel between Canada and the United States, such as vacations or shopping. Road transport and healthcare workers are exempt from the exceptional measure.