Both Canada and the United States have settled on a plan to extend the ban on all non-essential travel between the two countries through June 21 in order to continue the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. This was brought to each nations attention on Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the topic.
The US has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any country in the world, though its per capita numbers are well below many other nations. Trudeau claims the Canada-US border is a source of vulnerability when it comes to the Coronavirus, which is why he is pushing for another 30 day extension.
“This will keep people in both of our countries safe,” he said.
The US President, Donald Trump claims that the US and Canada are doing well in handling the pandemic, but many Canadians are worried about a reopening.
Just like when the original restrictions took place in March, essential cross-border workers like healthcare professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still permitted to cross.
Americans who are returning to America and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.
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