The Canada-US border will be closed due to restrictions amid the new coronavirus pandemic until at least May 21. This was announced on Tuesday by the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, William Blair.
“Restrictions on non-mandatory travel to the United States are extended until May 21, 2021,” he wrote on Twitter. Blair explained that this is necessary for the safety of residents of the two countries due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Canada-US border closed at midnight on March 21, 2020, Ottawa time. A ban was imposed on all non-mandatory movements of citizens of the two countries; in particular, tourist trips are prohibited. As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time, these restrictions will last until the parties are confident in the safety of the usual regime of movement of citizens across the border. The current similar agreement between Canada and the United States is valid until April 21.
Canada and the United States have the longest land border globally; its length is almost 9 thousand km.