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Canada-US Border Closed To Canadians Still As US Extends Restrictions

American officials just announced that the Canada-U.S. border is staying closed to Canadians who don't have an essential reason to cross over.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tweeted on August 20 that restrictions on non-essential travel from Canada at land borders and ferry crossings are now extended through to September 21.

The border is staying closed because the U.S. government wants to "minimize the spread" of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

The DHS also tweeted that it's continuing to working closely with domestic and international partners to figure out how to "safely and sustainably resume normal travel."

Back in July, just days after Canada announced it would let in fully vaccinated Americans, the U.S. revealed that it would continue to keep the Canada-U.S. land border closed until at least August 21. That deadline has now been extended by a month.

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