BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In what may seem like a monthly routine over the past year, the border closure between Canada and the U.S. has been extended again. The Department of Homeland Security announced the update on Thursday morning, saying that non-essential travel between the two countries is prohibited through April 21.
“Informed by science and public health guidance, we will work with our counterparts to identify an approach to easing restrictions when conditions permit and with the protection of our citizens from COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds,” they wrote on Twitter.
Rep. Elise Stefanik from the North Country has been pushing to roll back travel restrictions with Canada, recently urging Pres. Joe Biden to check off a list of boxes necessary to reopen the international border.