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CTV: U.S.-Canada border closure expected to remain in place until at least Dec. 21

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Nov 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 12:24:40-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — CTV News has reported that sources say the closure of the U.S.-Canada border to non-essential travel is expected to remain in place until at least December 21.

The border was closed to non-essential travel in March due to COVID-19 and the closure has been extended every month since. The current closure is set to expire November 21, but the official announcement of the extension is expected to be made sometime this week.

Marco Mendicino, Canada's Minister of Immigration, announced in October a process would be created to allow extended family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents to enter the country.

About a week later Rep. Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) called on the United States government to expand exemptions to current U.S.-Canada border restrictions after Canada's announcement.