Canada closed its border with the United States for non-essential travel this past March, and the closure has been extended monthly.
Now, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, commented on CBC’s interview that the border would stay closed until Covid-19 is significantly under control worldwide, which will likely mean Summer 2021.
Here’s an excerpt from Reuters:
Canada will not agree to lifting a ban on non-essential travel with the United States until the coronavirus outbreak is significantly under control around the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday.
Trudeau’s comments were a clear indication that the border restrictions will last well into 2021. The two neighbors agreed to the ban in March and have rolled it over on a monthly basis ever since.
“Until the virus is significantly more under control everywhere around the world, we’re not going to be releasing the restrictions at the border,” Trudeau told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. when asked about the issue.
Canadians are free to travel to the United States if they do it by air. They must, however, quarantine upon arriving back in their home country.
It will be summer 2021 before Covid-19 will be significantly under control everywhere being realistic.