Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States will be extended until at least Feb. 21, 2021.
Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair took to Twitter Wednesday (Jan. 20) afternoon, stating that all non-essential travel between Canada and the United States remains restricted until at least Feb. 21.
"Our Government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against COVID19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available," Blair said in his post.
We are extending restrictions on non-essential travel with the United States until February 21st, 2021. Our Government will continue to ensure the safety of Canadians against #COVID19 and base our decisions on the best public health advice available.— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) January 12, 2021
Vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions still forbidden
Previously, Trudeau stated that the restrictions won't be lifted until there's clear evidence the pandemic is easing in the United States.
Incidental travel — vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions — has been forbidden since March in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The restrictions do not apply to those providing essential services in either country, including trade shipments and cross-border workers.
--With a file from the Canadian Press.