The land border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month, it was announced on Friday (Aug. 14th).
Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair broke the news on his Twitter account, tweeting: “We are extending the reciprocal restrictions at the Canada-US border for another 30 days, till Sept. 21, 2020. We will continue to do what’s necessary to keep our communities safe."
The news comes as both countries continue to try and halt the spread of COVID-19. The current extension was set to expire on August 21st.
The Canada-US border has been closed to non-essential travel since mid-March. This is the fifth renewal of the border restrictions since the COVID-19 pandemic was first declared.
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