The U.S. Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday morning that the border closure would be extended by one month, until September 21st.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the delta variant, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel across land and sea borders with Canada and Mexico until September 21.
The department has been working closely with its international partners and medical professionals to determine how to restart the journey in a way.
Safe and durable.
From March 2020 until last week, the Canada-US border was closed to each other in both directions for non-essential travel.
Under the pressure of the tourism and tourism industryThe Trudeau government finally Re-opened its boundariesThe Americans were only vaccinated enough on August 9th.
However, the Biden administration did not follow suit. Six days after announcing Ottawa’s decision, she announced that she would be replacing it Extend this closure until August 21st.
The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau did not pay much attention to this mutual deficit. He defended his government’s decision to open the borders and the closed decision of the Americans.
We recognize that those who are fully vaccinated in this fourth wave do not pose as much risk. […] So we decided […] Fully vaccinated Americans can be welcomed, He commented on the margins of an election announcement.
Americans did not make that choice; It belongs to them.
From the beginning, there was always a certain asymmetry at the border because Canadians could go to Florida or Arizona for Christmas. […] But mutual arrangements are not there. No Americans were allowed to come to Canada for non-essential reasons.
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said the lack of reciprocity in attitudes on both sides of the border was a sign of a deteriorating relationship between the two countries. Blamed on Trudeau.
Black leader Yves-Franசois Blanchett criticized his Liberal opponent for not agreeing with President Biden on a unified approach.
In issues like this,
You pick up the phone, talk to each other and get a consistent approach by collaborating with your key political and business partner, He commented.
Terrain restrictions do not apply to air travel or commercial transport, however, neither side should interfere with distribution.
A fourth wave of COVID-19 cases triggered by delta variation is spreading across the United States, especially in states with low vaccination rates, such as Florida.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the average number of new daily cases is more than 114,000, an increase of 18% over the previous week.
Canada, where the vaccination rate is high, has not escaped this new wave.
In the past week, the number of new cases has increased by 37% and now averages more than 2,000 a day, four times more than a month ago.
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