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Canada-U.S. border closure extended until at least April 21st

The land border between Canada and the United States will stay closed to all non-essential travel until at least April 21st.

Federal Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced the extension Thursday morning on Twitter.

The border has been closed since March 21st, 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blair said Canada will continue to base its decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada will, “continue to do whatever is necessary” to keep Canadians safe, which includes an extension of the border closure.

*** with files from Casey Kenny ***

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