Canada-U.S. border ban to stay until Nov. 21

The ban on non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. has been extended until at least Nov. 21.

Canada’s public safety minister, Bill Blair, made the announcement on social media on Monday morning.

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The news extends the current ban – which includes vacations, day trips and shopping – which has been in place since close to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

The ban, however, doesn’t apply to people that provide essential services in either country, including trade shipments and cross-border workers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the ban won’t be lifted until there’s clear evidence that the pandemic is slowing across the border.

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