Canada-US borders to remain closed until June 21
Shady Salah – Media in Toronto
The United States has agreed to Canada’s request to extend the mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel until June 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed Tuesday. Speaking at his daily briefings on Ottawa, the premier called the step as an important decision that will protect citizens in both countries.
The deal, which prohibits discretionary travel while permitting trade shipments, commerce and essential workers to continue to move in both directions, was first reached in mid-March and extended for 30 days last month. The U.S. is currently home to more than 1.5 million active cases of COVID-19, 42 per cent of the world’s active caseload.