When it comes to reopening the Canada-U.S. border next week, Trudeau and Trump appear to be sending mixed messages.

Per their latest agreement, borders between the two countries are to remain shut until October 21, although this could change once again.

Speaking on the issue earlier this week, the Canadian PM described being concerned about easing the current restrictions on non-essential travel.

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The United States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders.

Prime Minister Trudeau

"We have committed to keeping Canadians safe and we keep extending the border closures because the United States is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders," Trudeau explained on October 14.

Conversely, the American president has implied that travel restrictions between the two countries could end sooner, rather than later.

Speaking in September, Donald Trump said, "We're looking at the border with Canada — Canada would like it open."

"We're gonna be opening the borders pretty soon," he said at the time, adding, "We want to get back to normal business."

This isn't the first time they've appeared to disagree over border closures, either.

In April, Trump said that these borders would be some of the first to reopen, a comment that Trudeau later refuted.

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

 
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