Canada-US Border Won’t Reopen Until Conditions ‘Change Very Substantively’

Although conversations between the two countries are ongoing. 🇨🇦

Canada-Us Border Won’t Reopen Until Conditions ‘Change Very Substantively’
Senior Editor

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.

"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.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.