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Calgary (Alberta), May 12 (Canadian-Media): The travelers are being advised by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) about the delayed seasonal opening of the Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) until further notice due to COVID-19, media reports said.
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The port of entry originally scheduled to open on May 15, 2020, will now remain closed until lifting of the international travel restrictions.
All essential travelers are advised to seek entry to Canada at an alternate port of entry, such as the Carway border crossing (AB Hwy 2), which is currently open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
All non-essential travel at the Canada-United States border has been temporary extended until May 21, 2020, with probable further extensions for public health reasons.
Only asymptomatic visitors and those crossing the border for essential reasons, such as work or study. Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and Registered Indians under the Indian Act continue to enter Canada by right. Restriction is placed on all other categories of travel.
All travellers are subject to COVID-19 entry screening measures and must quarantine or isolate for 14 days with limited exemptions.
Healthy, non-symptomatic foreign nationals, travelling through Canada for non-discretionary purposes, such as to return home to Alaska, may transit through Canada.
Finally, persons considering a visit to Waterton Lakes National Park should be aware that Parks Canada has suspended camping, group activities, and events at all Parks Canada places across the country until at least May 31, 2020.
Vehicle access by visitors and visitor services are suspended, and facilities remain closed until further notice. For information and updates, People have been asked to follow @WatertonLakesNP