Monday,  August 3, 2020  8:27 pm

Canada-U.S. border closure extended until at least Aug. 20th

Canada-U.S. border closure extended until at least Aug. 20th

It's confirmed: the border between Canada and the United States will remain closed for non-essential travel (at least) until August 20th, but possibly, August 21st.

The new information was first released today by the United States Department of Homeland Security. 

On his Twitter account, Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, announced the extension of the closure until August 20th. 

"Based on the success of the existing restrictions and close collaboration with Mexico and Canada, @DHSgov will continue to limit non-essential travel to our land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico until August 20th," he wrote. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a media briefing that the Canada-US border will remain closed until August 21st.

The Canada-US border has been closed to non-essential travel since mid-March due to the pandemic. The measure has been extended several times since. It could still be after August 20/21 if the evolution of the pandemic does not justify a reopening.

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