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Canada-US Border Closure Extended and Enhanced With Protective Barrier

August 23, 2020 • 10:59 am CDT

If you're a foreign national, which means not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, you won't be able to enter Canada if you have COVID-19 disease symptoms, says the Canadian government. Discretionary travel includes, but is not limited to, tourism, recreation, and entertainment. If a traveler's entry is permitted, they'll be subject to mandatory quarantine for 14-days.

And, there are currently border restrictions for discretionary travel to Canada at the Canada-U.S. border, which are in effect until September 21, 2020. Canadian public safety minister Bill Blair said on Twitter that: "We will continue to do what's necessary to keep our communities safe.”

Furthermore, US Customs and Border Patrol Acting Chief Patrol Agent Tony Holladay revealed on August 21, 2020, a new protective barrier has been installed in a video posted on Twitter, which claimed it “addresses bi-national safety concerns related to a vulnerable section of the border” by stopping vehicles from either “accidentally or purposely” crossing.

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