Ottawa (with files from MSN/CP) – With COVID restrictions starting to relax in BC and interprovincial travel allowed, that is not the case for crossing south of the 49th.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the American and Canadian governments are extending restrictions on non-essential international travel until July 21.
He adds in a tweet that the government will provide details on Monday about plans to let fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents enter the country.
The measures at the border have been in place since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
The pressure to relax the restrictions has been building from businesses on both sides of the border, and increasingly from American lawmakers as vaccination rates climb in Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously said that it would take 75 per cent of Canadians getting vaccinated before restrictions can be lifted.