This is the 14th time travel restrictions have been extended. 🇨🇦
Once again, the Canada-U.S. border reopening has been delayed by another month.
On May 20, Canada's Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair confirmed that non-essential travel restrictions between the two countries would remain in place until at least June 21, 2021.
To help reduce the spread of #COVID19, the current restrictions for all non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. remain in effect until June 21. More info on entry restrictions and exemptions in Canada http://ow.ly/LsqS50ERoCs\u00a0pic.twitter.com/vJFAaLOfL3— Public Safety Canada (@Public Safety Canada) 1621523111
The announcement comes just one day before the most recent extension was set to end.
Once again, Blair explained that Canada "will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe from #COVID19."
The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to discretionary travel for over a year and restrictions have now been extended 14 times in total.
While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that discussions about restarting travel between Canada and the U.S. are ongoing, federal officials say current border measures are unlikely to be updated unless the COVID-19 situation in both countries "[changes] very substantively."
On the same day, Blair confirmed that restrictions on all non-essential international travel would also be extended until June 21, 2021.
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