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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 04:07 PM

Canada-U.S. land border restrictions, hotel quarantine extended

April 20, 2021
2:19 PM CDT

Reuters
Steve Scherer

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Canada and the United States on Tuesday extended a land-border closure for non-essential travelers, and air passengers arriving in Canada will continue to be tested for COVID-19 ahead of a hotel quarantine period, authorities said.

The land-border restrictions, imposed in March 2020, have been extended to May 21. Now in place for 13 months, they are being renewed month by month. Mexico said late on Monday it was maintaining some of its border curbs too.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was "engaged in discussions with Canada and Mexico about easing restrictions as health conditions improve".

The restrictions have hit many border communities and businesses hard. Many U.S. lawmakers have urged loosening the restrictions or setting a road map to resuming normalized travel.

More:
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/canada-extends-land-border-restrictions-with-us-another-month-minister-2021-04-20/

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Judi Lynn Apr 20 OP
SeattleVet Apr 20 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 04:23 PM

1. I hope that we are able to open the border soon.

We really miss going to Vancouver and Victoria, Whistler, Sun Peaks, and other places in BC. We have made friends throughout the province. We'll all be glad when we are able to freely travel across the border again. Businesses on both sides of the border are also really hurting.

Of course, it's the people that live in the Point Roberts exclave (or Canadians that have vacation homes there) that are *really* being hit the hardest in this area. This community is pretty well cut off and isolated.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/point-roberts-washington-at-us-canada-border-endures-covid-lockdown/

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/point-roberts-residents-plead-for-better-border-access-year-into-pandemic/281-0c117c26-d7c6-401e-827b-8850aedc5eaa

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 09:52 AM

5. I miss my excursions to Canada, too.

Itís nice to get out of this crazed country for a while...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 04:27 PM

2. Well that is going to piss off all those snowbirds who have gone south

and need to come home before the end of April. I have friends who went and I am ok with them imposing these restrictions on them, although I am sure they will not feel the same. They chose to go.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:02 PM

3. I have a litle chalet in Quebec.

It's about the only real estate I've owned. I love it to the moon and back. It has hurt to be separated from it for so long.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 02:39 AM

4. I've sure noticed.

I'm in NE NY, just south of Lake George, and we get a lot of tourists both winter and especially summer. I notice license plates and it worried me last summer when I saw them from even far away states - but of those I usually see most frequently are Ontario and Quebec and I noticed that there have been none for about a year.

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