Canada-US Border Won’t Reopen Until Conditions ‘Change Very Substantively’
Although conversations between the two countries are ongoing. 🇨🇦
The Canada-U.S. border could remain closed to non-essential travel for a while longer, according to federal officials.
A representative for Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair told CTV News that while conversations were ongoing between the two countries, the current border measures are unlikely to change in the immediate future.
Discretionary (non-essential) travel restrictions between the United States and Canada will be extended to May 21, 2021.\n\n https://ow.ly/VI1v50Et9ZE\u00a0pic.twitter.com/Ih0rymO1Xy— Canada Border Services Agency (@Canada Border Services Agency) 1618928722
"Minister Blair is in regular contact with his American counterparts about issues relating to our shared border," they said. "Until the conditions on both sides of the border change very substantively, the measures at our borders will remain intact."
This comes as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also suggested that 75% of Canadians may have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before restrictions are lifted.
The current non-essential travel restrictions between the two countries are set to end on Friday, May 21, but CTV News reports that this is set to be extended by another month.