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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: It is almost one year since the Canada-U.S. border has been shut down and is expected to be extended on March 21 for another month as it has every month since the pandemic hit.
Canada-US border closed. Image credit: Official website of Canada's immigration
It was revealed by the conversations of officials in both countries that in spite of vaccinations ramp up, neither government has defined what it will take to reopen the border.
The officials are still concerned that with too few people been vaccinated, case levels are still concerning; and virus variants posing unknown perils in recent days.
But there's a push for greater long-term clarity including two dozen members of the U.S. Congress from border states including Democratic Rep. Brian Higgins demanding a phased-reopening of the border.
Canadian officials on the other hand, are calling such reopening talk premature.