The authorities of Canada and the United States agreed not to open the border for another 30 days, until September 21. This was announced on Friday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Twitter.
вЂњWe have agreed to extend the [restrictive] measures [at the border] for another 30 days, until September 21,вЂќ he wrote. According to Trudeau, this is necessary for the safety of residents of the two countries against the background of the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister did not specify when Ottawa and Washington could decide to lift the restrictions.
The Canada-US border closed at midnight on March 21, Ottawa time, for all non-mandatory movements of citizens of the two countries, in particular for tourists. As Trudeau said at the time, these restrictions will continue until the parties are sure of the security of the usual regime of movement of citizens across the border. The previous similar agreement between Canada and the United States expires on August 21.
Canada and the United States have the longest non-militarized border in the world, its length is almost 9 thousand km.