Canada-US Border Slammed Shut Until October 21, Officials Announce

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the temporary restriction of all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border until October 21, 2020.

Officials made the announcement today.

The previous closure order was to expire Sept. 21.

Tourism officials in Canada are worried that the closure is causing great harm to the Canadian travel industry. But recent polls have shown Canadians are strongly in favour of keeping the border closed to all but essential travel.

Canadian officials said the government’s “top priority remains the health and safety of Canadians, and this extension will continue to protect people on both sides of the border while ensuring the flow of essential goods and services between our two countries.”

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