Canadian Border Closure Extended to Record 17th Month
Just when we were talking about the potential for the Canadian government to loosen some of its border crossing rules, the Canadian Border Services Agency announces that the closure is being extended again.
According to a report by WKBW-TV, border crossings between Canada and the United States will remain closed until at least July 21st for non-essential travel.
The closure of the more than 5,500-mile border now extends into its 17th month. This is the longest the border between the two countries has been closed since the War of 1812.
While some officials from the Canadian government has said that this extension is needed to ensure the safety of Canadian citizens is maintained, there many other officials, on the Canadian side and American side, that think the border closure is now excessive.
There’s no other way to say it: another month’s delay is bullshit. #LetUsReunite
-Brian Higgins, NY Representative to Congress, NY-27
Even though non-essential travel continues to be banned, essential travel like medical, commercial business and trade are still allowed under certain circumstances. Canada also just released new travel and quarantine rules for people who are fortunate enough to travel into Canada. You can read more about them here on Canada's Travel and COVID-19 Website.
Listen, at this point, I just want to run through the Six with my Woes...