Canada extends travel restrictions until February 21
Canada announced a one-month extension of a ban on non-essential international travel into the country, stretching the restrictions until February 21.
“Our Government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair wrote in a tweet. Blair had also announced last week that the restrictions imposed on U.S. travellers will be valid until at least February 21. The Canada-U.S. border has been closed since March to non-essential travel and this joint decision by Washington and Ottawa has been extended several times.