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The United States and Canada agree to extend the closure of the shared border until June 21

May 19, 2020

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that the U.S. border will be closed for another 30 days until June 21 to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“Let me confirm this morning that Canada and the United States have agreed again to extend current border measures by 30 days,” Trudeau said during a press conference.

In March, the two countries reached an agreement to temporarily close the common barrier and only allow the free movement of essential workers. According to the Canadian television broadcaster CBC, the measure was now renewed before the end of the pact on Thursday.

The United States and Canada agree to extend the closure of the shared border until June 21
The United States and Canada agree to extend the closure of the shared border until June 21

When asked about the reopening date for tourists and people from abroad, Trudeau indicated that the government reviews all measures weekly, always taking into account the situation of the pandemic.