Canadian Border Closure Being Extended…Again
If you were hoping to get into Canada before the end of the year, you probably should cancel those plans.
Based on a story that is being reported by CTV News in Ottawa, the ban on non-essential cross-border travel will be extended to at least December 21st.
If this happens, it will mark the 9th consecutive month that the US / Canadian border has been closed to the general traveler.
Without confirming that the cross-border closure extension had been agreed to, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s office told CTVNews.ca that the decision about continuing the closures for another month “will be made in Canada, with the best interest of Canadians as our top priority.”
This border closure restricts what is considered non-essential travel. Essential travel, emergency and compassionate travel, and commercial business trade and travel are still allowed with various restrictions.
I fully understand why the Canadian Government wants to keep the border closed, especially considering how COVID-19 seems to be running through the United States unmitigated.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait until the border opens back up. I truly miss runnin’ thru the 6 with my woes.
You can read more about these restrictions on the CBSA Website.