Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. Border To Remain Closed For Another Month Until June 21
The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed for a further month as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in a news conference on Tuesday.
The original agreement, reached between Canada and the U.S. in March, was due to expire on May 21 but has been extended until June 21.
It means the border is closed to ‘non-essential’ traffic.
In the same press conference, Trudeau was asked when international travel might resume. He responded by saying the decision was being made on a week-by-week basis due to the rapidly changing situation cause by COVID-19.
The restrictions saw immigration to Canada fall 26 percent in March, with April figures yet to become available.