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U.S.-Canada border to stay closed through December 21, Trudeau announces

Most non-essential travel between the two countries has been shutdown since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It looks like the Canadian border will remain closed for a little bit longer.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement via his Twitter on Friday, November 20.

"Non-essential travel between our two countries remains restricted until at least December 21," Trudeau said in the statement.

In October, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to think about the health risks if they choose to travel abroad.

"We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward. We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place," Trudeau said in a radio interview.

Most non-essential travel between the two countries has been shutdown since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.