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Canada-U.S. land border closure extended to Feb. 21


Canada-U.S. land border closure extended to Feb. 21
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The Canada-United States land border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Feb. 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday (Jan 12).

The non-essential travel ban has been extended 30 days at a time since it was first introduced on March 21. 

Tourists and cross-border visits remain prohibited. The border has, however, allowed for the continued flow of goods and essential services. 

"Our Government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against #COVID19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available," tweeted Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair on Twitter on Tuesday. 

Family members and loved ones who can make a case on compassionate grounds are also allowed to enter into Canada from the U.S. under certain conditions. 

All travellers entering Canada are still subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine order. 

While the land border between the two countries remains closed, Canadians can still travel to the U.S. by flying. 

For the latest on Canada's border requirements, click here


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