(CMR) The Canadian border with the US will remain closed to nonessential travel for another 30 days.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an announcement on Saturday at his daily COVID-19 press briefing that the deal with regards to border restrictions between the two countries was extended by an additional 30 days.
Trudeau's announcement comes as the initial agreement was set to expire Tuesday.
“This is an important decision and one that will keep people on both sides of the border safe,” Trudeau said.
The border was closed March 21, restricting non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S.
Over the past month, the border remained open for trade and commerce, with exemptions also granted for emergency response and public health purposes.