Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently warned that the border would remain closed until the US has a better handle on the pandemic. -Canada border at Pittsburg, N.H., in 2017.
What's next: With Canada dealing with its own second wave of Covid-19, governments are unlikely to ease border restrictions any time soon.
Blair said the decision to keep the border closed for the ninth consecutive month is based on "the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe". The U.S. 21.
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On Monday, October 19, Canada's Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair confirmed that the travel restrictions between the two countries will remain in place until at least November 21.
"We'd love to have the border open. but we can't do that unless we're comfortable that Canadians are being kept safe", Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview on AM 900 CHML Hamilton radio earlier on Monday. "We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place". "Essential travel" still permitted includes: "work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security". -Canada border closure was first imposed in March and has been renewed every month since.