August 20, 2020
Canada, U.S. agree to extend non-essential travel ban to Sept. 21
"Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be extended another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It means the two countries will continue their mutual ban on non-essential cross-border travel until at least Sept. 21."
Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos
"More than eight in 10 Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos poll said they want to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed till at least the end of 2020.
Hesitation to travel during the coronavirus pandemic is also high among the respondents: 93 per cent of those surveyed in the poll, conducted exclusively for Global News, said it would be too risky to travel to the U.S. this summer."
"It's disheartening," WNYers with homes in Canada react to border closure extension
"EAST AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — Increasing COVID cases in the U.S. are keeping the U.S.-Canadian border closed for at least another month. That move is leaving cottage owners in a quandary.
"It's a long tradition and a lot of legacy there to use that southern border and get over to Canada and that's gone, it's absent...it's disheartening," said Jerry Ritch of East Amherst.
It's all about the numbers, according to Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26). The number of COVID cases in the US is increasing, while the numbers have gone down across the border. "Nothing's going to change 30 days from now until those numbers in the United States begin to trend down," said Higgins."
Current as of August 17, 2020 9:00 MDT