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U.S.-Canada Border Shutdown Could Last Another Month

May 16, 2020

Non-essential travel between the United States and Canada could be delayed at least another month.

Canada, which shares borders with three New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont), is hoping to extend the border shutdown for non-essential travel to and from the United States for another 30 days, according to the Bellingham Herald in Washington state.

First, the two sides agreed to close it down for 30 days on March 21. Then, they extended it another 30 days in April.

Although there has not been anything said on the American side about it, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made his position clear earlier in the week.

“We are looking at stronger measures to make sure that we’re following up appropriately on people who come over,” he said, according to the Bellingham Herald.

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