U.S./Canada border closure extended until January 21
Last updated 12/18/2020 at 4:16pm
U.S. and Canadian officials extended the border closure to non-essential travel until January 21, 2021.
Bill Blair, Canada's minister of public safety, announced the extension in a December 11 tweet, along with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf also announced the extension in a tweet the same day.
"As this administration continues to make great progress on a vaccine for COVID, we will reevaluate non-essential travel restrictions again early in the new year," Wolf wrote in a December 11 tweet.
This is the earliest in the month the border closure has been extended since the border first closed in March. It is the ninth monthly border extension since the initial closure on March 21 to contain the spread of Covid-19 between both countries.
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