US and Canada agree to extend border closure for non-essential travel

Countries moved to limit border crossings last month

The US-Canadian border crossing will be closed to nonessential travel another 30 days

DETROIT – The United States and Canada have extended the border closure for non-essential travel.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the border will stay closed another 30 days. Trudeau says the agreement will keep people on both sides of the border safe during the pandemic.

The US and Canada agreed last month to limit border crossings to only essential travel, but that deal was due to expire Sunday.

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