The Canada-US border will remain closed for the foreseeable future, according to sources that have come forward to Reuters with information on the soon-to-expire travel restrictions.
Initially introduced in March as an emergency measure, the Canada-US border was closed to non-essential travel in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus. The current ban is set to expire on July 21, but it appears that the restrictions may be extended indefinitely.
Canadians have taken to Twitter in an apparent show of support for the measures, many claiming they want to see the border closed permanently until the United States COVID-19 response yielded results, using the hashtag #keeptheborderclosed.
But other users have condemned the repeatedly extended closure, citing fracturing families that have not been able to take advantage of very narrow travel exceptions.
On June 8, the Canadian government announced measures to allow for the cross-border travel of “immediate family members,” but the flawed approach has excluded many.
Rebel News – July 13, 2020.