US-Canada border closure extended until at least Dec. 21

US-Canada border closure extended until at least Dec. 21
In this photo taken Sunday, May 17, 2020, U.S. and Canadian flags fly atop the Peace Arch at Peace Arch Historical State Park on the border with Canada, where people can walk freely between the two countries at an otherwise closed border, in Blaine, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP, File)

Canada’s borders to the United States will remain closed to non-essential travelers until at least Dec. 21 as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted about another 30-day extension of the restriction on Friday.

Essential workers such as health care professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still allowed to cross.

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The travel restriction was first imposed in March to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Since then, it has been renewed monthly.

The current extension was set to expire Saturday.