1-MIN READ

Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.

Canada U.S border restrictions extended to at least Sept.

The CanadaU.S. border will remain closed to nonessential travel for at least another month, Canadas public safety minister said Friday.

TORONTO The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, Canadas public safety minister said Friday.

The statement by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States.

The land border restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic were first announced in March and have been renewed monthly.

Many Canadians fear a reopening. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve while the U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country.

Essential cross-border workers like health care professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still permitted to cross. Much of Canadas food supply comes from or via the U.S.

Americans who are returning to America and Canadians who are returning to Canada are also exempted from the border closure.

Canada sends 75% of its exports to the U.S. and about 18% of American exports go to Canada. The U.S. Canada border is worlds longest between two nations.

Disclaimer: This post has been auto-published from an agency feed without any modifications to the text and has not been reviewed by an editor

  • Tags:
  • First Published: August 14, 2020, 9:40 PM IST
Next Story
Loading