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Canada-US border restrictions extended till July 21

Ottawa| The government in Ottawa said the Canada-US border agreement on travel restrictions has been extended by another month to July 21. “In coordination with the US, we are extending the restrictions on non-essential international travel and with the US through July 21, 2021,” Public Safety Secretary Bill Blair said in a tweet on Friday.

Blair also said the government is planning measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents and others who are currently allowed to enter the country.

The ban has been extended several times.

The current ban was due to end on June 21.

Trudeau said that on June 13 he spoke with US President Joe Biden about lifting sanctions.

The Trudeau government closed its borders to non-essential travelers in March 2020.

Since then, before and after arrival in Canada, the Kovid test is necessary and the quarantine is mandatory.

Canada has limited international flights to just four airports in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary.

In 2020 Canada expanded the list of travelers who were exempted from travel restrictions.

International students attending a designated educational institution with a COVID-19 preparedness plan were allowed to come to Canada to study.

In February 2021, Canada also made mandatory hotel quarantine on incoming international travelers.

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