U.S.-Canada Border Closure Extended

Canadian officials announce restrictions to continue through July 21.

Bill Blair, the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made the announcement on Friday via social media, “Our number one priority as we fight #COVID19 is keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the U.S., we are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the United States until July 21st, 2021.”

The border restrictions began in March 2020, and have been renewed monthly since. The tweet came just before the restrictions were set to expire on June 21. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted that restrictions will not be eased in that nation until 75% of their population has received at least a single COVID inoculation.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Mayorkas as he leads the Department of Homeland Security and interacts with his Canadian counterpart.
  • For Secretary Blinken as he and other U.S. diplomats engage foreign ministers on COVID safety.
  • For continued recovery from the pandemic, both in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Sources: The Hill, Forbes


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