Trudeau says it’s to keep both sides of the border safe.
Anybody hoping to take a non-essential trip across the Canada-U.S. border will have to wait a little longer.
Prior to this update, the border was scheduled to reopen on Thursday, January 21. It’s the tenth time travel restrictions between Canada and the United States have been extended, with Trudeau citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for the continued border closures.
Speaking outside Rideau Cottage, the Canadian PM explained that the measures “will keep people on both sides of the border safe.”
It was a message backed-up by Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair, who confirmed the news in a tweet.
“Our Government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against #COVID19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available,” he wrote.
Incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump has been unable to confirm the news via his own social accounts after he was banned from Instagram, Facebook and Twitter last week.
By the time the latest border extension is up, President-Elect Joe Biden will be sitting in the White House.