Borders with the US seem to be closed both ways - a blunt Stay at Home message

News 100 redBy Staff

April 14th, 2021



We closed our border to the Americans when Trump was president.  The State of Minnesota has closed its border crossings into Canada.

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Whatever happened to those Welcome to America signs?

The American Centre for Disease Control (CDC) is now saying that even those who are fully vaccinated could be infected and spread COVID-19 variants if hey visit Canada.

The CDC rates COVID-19 travel advisories from Level 1 (low) to Level 4 (very high), and it has labeled Canada a Level 4 danger zone. The highest level warrants the following advice from the CDC:

Travelers should avoid all travel to Canada.

“Because of the current situation in Canada even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and should avoid all travel to Canada.

“If you must travel to Canada, get fully vaccinated before travel. All travelers should wear a mask, stay 6 feet from others, avoid crowds, and wash their hands.”

Canada closed its border to the U.S. to nonessential travelers in March 2020. More recently, emergency regulations were issued to mandate that anyone entering the country must quarantine for 14 days (some exceptions), provide contact information and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

The ban on most nonessential travel to Canada from the U.S. is in place until April 21, though it could be extended.

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