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Canada-U.S. border closure agreement to extend for another month

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 20, 2020
Canada announced on Monday that the Canada-U.S. border closure agreement will be extended for another month to Nov. 21.
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"We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st," said Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair in his tweet on Monday.

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"Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe," Blair added.

The agreement banning non-essential travel was first imposed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and has been renewed every month since.

Under the agreement, tourists and cross-border visits are prohibited, but trade and commerce are exempted as are immediate family members and loved ones who can make a case on compassionate grounds to be allowed into Canada.

More than seven months after the border closed, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump have offered up contradictory messages on reopening the cross border.