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Restrictions with U.S., testing/hotel quarantine measures extended until May 21


Restrictions with U.S., testing/hotel quarantine measures extended until May 21
Canada's non-essential travel ban at the U.S. land border will remain in place until at least May 21, 2021. (Pax Global Media)
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Canada's non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until May 21, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced on his Twitter account Tuesday morning (April 20). 

"Non-essential travel restrictions with the United States have been extended until May 21st, 2021. We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe from #COVID19," Minister Blair tweeted. 

Additionally, The Public Health Agency of Canada, also on Tuesday, announced that all testing and quarantine measures for those arriving to Canada by air, including the three-day hotel stopover, will be extended until May 21, 2021.

"All current testing and quarantine measures for those arriving to Canada by land, unless exempted, will be extended until May 21, 2021," PHAC Tweeted on Tuesday 

The Canada-U.S. land border has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020 while still allowing for the flow of goods and essential services. 

READ MORE: Canada-U.S. border will open “eventually,” says Trudeau

Limited flights between the two countries have also continued to operate. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hasn't given a clear indication or timeline as to when the land border will reopen. 

Speaking to reporters in March, the Prime Minister said that cross-border travel over the U.S. land border will resume “eventually.”

“We’re all eager to be able to travel again,” Trudeau told journalists. “But I think we’re all going to wait patiently until such time as the health situation allows us to loosen border restrictions internationally.”

For the latest on Canada's border restrictions, click here. 


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