TORONTO (Associated Press)
Canada and the US have agreed to officially extend their consensus to keep the border closed to non-essential travel to July 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday’s agreement extends the closure by another 30 days. The restrictions were announced on March 18 and were extended in April and May.
“This is a decision that will protect people on both sides of the border as we continue to fight COVID-19,” Trudeau said.
Many Canadians fear a reopening.
Americans who are returning to the U.S. and Canadians who are returning to Canada are exempted from the border closure. Immediate family members of Canadians are also allowed entry into Canada, but must quarantine for 14 days.
The Canadian government has implemented a hardline policy regarding border crossings throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Strict enforcement at the border has seen immediate family members separated for months by the Canadian government attempting to “slow the spread” of Covid-19.
Musky anglers should take the current climate at the border into consideration when attempting to reschedule dates as restrictions and self-quarantines are expected to stretch into the fall. Canada is expected to readdress travel restrictions before this new wave of restrictions is set to lift on July 21st.
Musky 360 will report on any further developments.