Canada to Extend U.S. Border Restrictions Until July 21
By Paul Vieira
OTTAWA--Canada said Friday it would extend a ban on entry by
tourists into the country, including along the U.S.-Canada border,
until July 21.
In addition, Canada's Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said via
his official Twitter account the country would unveil on Monday new
travel guidelines as they pertain to Canadians and permanent
residents who are now fully vaccinated.
Mr. Blair said the move was in coordination with the U.S.
Representatives from the U.S. embassy in Ottawa didn't immediately
respond to questions about whether it, too, would be extending the
ban on tourist crossings along the 5,500-mile land border with
Senior U.S. lawmakers, such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck
Schumer (D, N.Y.), and members of Congress have been critical of
Canada's reluctance to reopen the border to visitors, given
progress to date on vaccination and a decline in new Covid-19 cases
from recent peaks.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
June 18, 2021 11:02 ET (15:02 GMT)
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