Canada-US Border Reopening Has Officially Been Pushed Back Until At Least June 2021

This is the 14th time travel restrictions have been extended. 🇨🇦

Trending Editor
Canada-US Border Reopening Was Pushed Back Until June 2021

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.

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.

More from Narcity

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.