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Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended until late July: sources

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  •   06-09-2020  11:14 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Canada-U.S. border closure to be extended until late July: sources
Pax Global Media

The current deal that has closed the border between Canada and the United States is working well and will be extended into late July, reports say.

The Canada-U.S. border is currently closed to non-essential traffic. It was set to re-open on June 21st after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, last month, extended the deadline by an additional 30 days.

READ MORE: Canada-U.S. border closure extended by 30 days

However, sources close to the situation have confirmed to CBC News that Canada and the U.S. are in talks about extending the border restrictions.

The agreement, notably, has yet to be signed. 

The deal to temporarily close the Canada-U.S. border to recreational travel dates back to March 20th when both countries moved to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Since then, the border has still allowed trade, commerce and essential workers and goods to cross. 

Word of the deal being extended to late July was first reported by Reuters on Tuesday (June 9th). It is still unclear as to how long the restrictions will be extended for. 

Meanwhile, on Monday (June 9th), the PM revealed that his government will now allow some family members separated by temporary COVID-19 travel restrictions to cross the border into Canada.

Anyone who enters Canada must still self-isolate for 14 days or face "serious penalties" Trudeau said.

This change does not apply to immediate family members of temporary residents in Canada, such as those on a student or work visa.

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