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U.S., Canada Agree to Extend Border Closure for 30 Days

  • Trump, Trudeau decided ban to remain to avoid Covid-19 spread
  • Border was originally closed on March 21, extended in April
Traffic moves along the Peace Bridge border crossing between Canada and the U.S., in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada on March 21.
Traffic moves along the Peace Bridge border crossing between Canada and the U.S., in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada on March 21.Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

The U.S. and Canada will keep their border shut to non-essential travel for another month as efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 are extended.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump announced the extension of the border closure to June 21 at separate events in Ottawa and Washington. The agreement to restrict travel between the two countries, which has been in place since March 21, was due to expire this week.