Canadian Prime Minister extends the US border crossing ban


On March 18, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in his Tweeter that the border with the United States will remain closed for non-essential travels for another 30 days – until April 21, 2021. Trudeau said his government will continue to do whatever is necessary to keep Canada safe. In February, the federal government also extended the international travel ban until April 21. The Canadian border remains close for more than one year since the outbreak of the global pandemic. The only exception to travel restrictions includes essential workers, some family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, and several categories of international students and foreign workers.