TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIKELY TO BE EXTENDED BY US & CANADA
OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States appear likely to extend a ban on non-essential travel until June 21 amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, sources in both nations said on Wednesday. The two neighbors had agreed on April 18 to extend border restrictions until May 21 as cases of the disease continue to rise in both nations.
Canada is now pressing for the measures to stay in place for another month.
“It’s too early to lift the restrictions, so we’re working toward an extension,” said one Canadian government source, describing the talks with Washington as positive. A second government source said the discussions had been collaborative.
In Washington, a U.S. official confirmed the two sides were set to agree on a 30-day extension.