US/Canada border closed until at least April 21


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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Coronavirus Videos

Audience sits close at Trump's Mt Rushmore event

Expert: US leaving WHO would be 'gift' to China

Trump: FDA hydroxy warning based on 'phony study'

Kroger to give $130M in ‘Thank You’ pay

Fauci Testifies

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link

Latest PODCAST episode

More PODCAST: On the Story with Trishna Begam