All non-mandatory movements of citizens of the two countries were banned in March 2020.

The Canada-US border will remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic until at least July 21. This was announced on Friday by the Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, William Blair.

“Our top priority is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping Canadians safe. In coordination with the United States, we are extending restrictions on non-mandatory international travel, including to the United States, until July 21, 2021,” he wrote on Twitter.

Canada closed the border with the United States on March 21, 2020, banning all non-mandatory movements of citizens of the two countries. As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explained at the time, these restrictions will last until the parties are confident in the safety of the usual regime of moving people across the border. The current restrictions are valid until June 21.

Canada and the United States have the longest land border in the world. Its length is almost 9 thousand km.