The United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry border crossings with Canada until Sept. 21.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a tweet the measures are being kept in effect to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the delta variant.
It says it will keep ensuring “the flow of essential trade and travel” and keep working with health and medical experts, as well as international partners, to figure out when things can safely return to normal.
The restrictions, which have been in place since March 2020, were set to expire Saturday.
Canada opened its border to fully vaccinated Americans on Aug. 9.
To qualify, Americans must have received all required doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine 14 days prior to entering Canada, and only U.S. citizens and permanent residents residing in and travelling from the United States are allowed in.
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Source: CBC News