Canada and U.S. agree to restrict non-essential travel between the countries

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday agreed to temporarily restrict non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border. Travellers will no longer be permitted to cross the border for recreation and tourism. 

The two leaders agreed that essential travel will continue and recognized that it is critical the two countries preserve supply chains between both countries. These supply chains ensure that food, fuel, and life-saving medicines reach people on both sides of the border.

Trudeau and Trump agreed to stay in close contact regarding each country’s COVID-19 response over the coming weeks and months.