US extending restrictions at Canada/US border

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The US will not be easing restrictions at the land borders for Canadians next month.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has confirmed an official with the US Secretary of Homeland Security has said the US intends to renew the border restrictions until at least August 21st.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously announced plans to allow fully vaccinated Americans to cross the border into Canada as of August 9th.

Canadians can travel to the US by plane, but they must submit a negative COVID-19 test three days before leaving Canada, or provide proof from a health-care provider that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days.

Only essential travellers will be allowed to cross into the US via the land border while the restrictions remain in place.

The restrictions have been in effect since March 2020.