Regular travel between Canada and the U.S. still won't be happening anytime soon, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed on Thursday, July 16 that the Canada-U.S. border will stay closed for another 30 days.

Trudeau tweeted on Thursday evening to announce that non-essential travel between the two countries will remain prohibited until August 21 "to keep people in both our countries safe."

August 21

The border closure has been extended for another 30 days.

Crossing the divide between the States and Canada has been banned since back in March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up in North America.

Since then, it has been extended numerous times for 30 days at a time. However, it seems thousands of Americans are still trying their luck, as the Canada Border Services Agency told Narcity on Thursday that over 10,000 Americans have been turned away from the divide since March 22.

According to data published last week, the United States tops the global list of COVID-19 cases with around three million, while Canada has had not far over 100,000.

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