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The United States and Canada are extending the joint border closure to “non-essential” trips until July 21

June 16, 2020

The authorities of the United States and Canada agreed on Tuesday to continue to close the common “non-essential” travel border for another 30 days until July 21st to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The agreement, which expired this Sunday, is an “important decision aimed at ensuring the security of the two countries,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the statements gathered by the CBC chain.

The border was closed for the first time in March last year and represents the complete closure of the border for all “non-essential” trips. Commercial traffic is still open and important workers can cross the border area.

The United States and Canada are extending the joint border closure to “non-essential” trips until July 21The United States and Canada are extending the joint border closure to “non-essential” trips until July 21

Last week, the Canadian government announced that families who are separated from the pandemic can travel across the border immediately. This measure applies to foreigners who are the direct family of citizens and permanent residents in Canada and who do not have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive.