Canadian border remains closed to at least July 21


TORONTO (AP) – Canadian border restrictions on nonessential travel to and from the United States will be extended until at least July 21, officials said last Friday, as Canada works to get a higher percentage of its residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the move has been made in coordination with U.S. officials.

There are growing calls in the U.S. to open the Canada-U.S. border for tourism and other travel considered nonessential, but less than 20% of Canadians are fully vaccinated.

The yearlong border closure has been especially frustrating f...

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