MICHIGAN (WXYZ) — The U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least Oct. 21, Canadian Emergency Minister Bill Blair said.
The border has been closed since the pandemic began, and the closure is re-evaluated every 30 days.
Canadian Emergency Minister Bill Blair tweeted about the extension on Friday.
We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until November 21st, 2020. Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe. More info:https://t.co/EZ3pi3asJr
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) October 19, 2020
The ban on non-essential travel, which has been in place since March 20, was set to expire on Oct. 21.
Travel restrictions do not apply to air, freight rail, or sea travel between both countries. Commercial crossings for trade and commerce will continue as usual.
Family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents can cross the border into Canada but must stay in the country for at least 15 days.