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Ottawa, Aug 14 (Canadian-Media): Bill Blair, Canada's Public Safety Minister announced Friday that the federal government has taken the decision to extend the Canada-U.S. land border closure for another 30 days until September 21.
Bill Blair. Image credit: Twitter handle
For four months suspension of non-essential travel has been in place, and with the increased number of cases of COVI-19 pandemic in many U.S. states, the two governments have mutually agreed to continue restricting movement across the world's longest international border.
"We will continue to do what's necessary to keep our communities safe," Blair said in a tweet.
Canada-US Border. Image credit: Flickr
There has been a dramatic drop in traffic between the two countries due to the closure of Canada-US Border, but essential workers including truck drivers and health-care professionals are still able to cross by land despite the restrictions.
As for Canadians, they are still able to fly to U.S. destinations.
The movement of Americans through Canada who are ostensibly on their way to Alaska has also been curbed by the federal government of Canada.
U.S. travellers destined for the northern state have been limited to five crossings in Western Canada with and are commitment to taking a direct route.