The US Canadian Border Closure Is Extended…Yet Again
Just when you thought we'd be able to head up to Clifton Hill and have some fun with our Canadian cousins, Canada's Prime Minister announces that the border isn't likely to open anytime soon.
According to a report by WKBW-TV, border crossings between Canada and the United States will remain closed until at least April 21st for non-essential travel.
The closure of the more than 5,500-mile border now extends into its 13th month. This is the longest border between the two countries has been closed in its more than 200-year history.
We’re all eager to be able to travel again... but, I think we’re all going to wait patiently until such time as the health situation allows us to loosen border restrictions internationally. That’ll be eventually, but not for today
-Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
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.
I truly cannot wait until I can hang out in Niagara Falls again, see my friends in Hamilton, and catch a Raptors or Blue Jays game in Toronto. I know that things are getting better, just not soon enough...