The Canada-US border closed on March 21.
The authorities of Canada and the United States agreed against the background of the new coronavirus pandemic not to open the border until November 21. This was announced on Monday by the Canadian Minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, William Blair.
“We are extending the ban on non – mandatory travel to the US until November 21, 2020,” he wrote on Twitter. Blair explained that this is necessary for the safety of residents of the two countries against the background of the ongoing pandemic.
The Canadian-American border closed at midnight on March 21, Ottawa time, for all non-mandatory movements of citizens of the two countries, in particular for tourists. As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time, these restrictions will continue until the parties are confident in the security of the usual regime of movement of citizens across the border. The current similar agreement between Canada and the United States expires on October 21.
Canada and the United States have the longest land border in the world, its length is almost 9 thousand km.