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Over 1,000 Americans Tried To Visit Canada To Shop During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Thousands more tried to cross for tourism and sightseeing. 🛍
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Canada-US Border Closure Didn't Stop Over 1,000 Americans From Trying To Cross & Shop

The COVID-19 pandemic apparently isn’t stopping the most serious of shoppers! 

New data, shared with Narcity by the CBSA, revealed that a significant number of Americans have been turned away from the Canada-U.S. border for trying to shop during the pandemic.

In fact, over 1,000 U.S. citizens were denied entry into Canada after they were found to be crossing for “non-essential shopping.”

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1,069 Americans tried to shop in Canada

Between March 22 and October 18, a total of 1,069 American citizens told border officers that they were visiting Canada to indulge in a little retail therapy.

Similarly, 132 foreign nationals trying to cross from the U.S. into Canada were denied entry after they were found to be visiting for the same reason.

They weren’t the only ones trying to enter for non-essential purposes, either!

An additional 6,398 U.S. citizens were stopped by officials after for travelling to sightsee and vacation.

After expressing concern about the COVID-19 situation in the United States, Trudeau confirmed on Monday that travel restrictions between the two countries would be extended until at least November 21.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

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