The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau announced on his Twitter account that he had extended travel restrictions between the two countries until December 21.
We have extended the current border measures for another 30 days. Unnecessary travel between our two countries is prohibited until at least December 21 Read on Twitter.
Update on Canada-US border: We have extended the current border measures for another 30 days. Unnecessary travel between our two countries is prohibited until at least December 21.
– @JustinTrudeau Linn November 20, 2020
The action is not necessarily surprising. Trudy in October He told the radio Coronavirus cases remain high in the United States, but the border is closed in Canada.
“We are committed to the safety of Canadians and we will continue to extend the borders because states are not in a position to open those borders,” Trudeau told the radio station. Bloomberg.
As we move forward, we will continue to ensure that Canada’s security is high. “We look at the issues in the United States and around the world and we need to keep these border controls in place,” he said.
The United States has seen a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the past few weeks, with more than 11 million people infected last week and 250,000 deaths since the outbreak.
Current travel restrictions on the US-Canada border do not apply to air, freight or sea travel between the two countries. Transitions for trade and commerce will continue as usual.