Canada To Continue Enforcing Restrictions On Int’l Travel

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Justin Trudeau

Canada and the United States will keep their mutual border closed to non-essential travel until 21JUN, The Globe and Mail reports. The border closure was initially set to expire 21MAY.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is going to be "very, very careful" about reopening any kind of international travel, including to the United States, CTVNews reports. 

As other countries take steps to relax their physical distancing measures and move toward reopening their economies, Trudeau says Canada is looking into stronger measures for travellers.

"We're going to continue to be very careful about vectors of infection into Canada, that means continuing with restrictions on international travel," Trudeau said.

"We are looking at stronger measures to make sure that we're following up appropriately on people [coming] over, because as we know, as economic activity starts to ramp up, as restrictions get loosened across countries, it is likely that we see a few more people either returning home or … trying to cross the border."

He added that even after getting Canada's own outbreak under control, a key aspect of avoiding a second wave spreading through our country is being cautious when it comes to travellers entering Canada.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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