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Canada Coronavirus: Canada extends the closure of its borders until January 21

07:05  30 november  2020
07:05  30 november  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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Since March, travelers arriving in the country are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine

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You will have to wait a little longer to be able to easily get to Canada . The country's authorities announced on Sunday a further extension, until January 21, 2021, of the closure of its borders to foreigners whose presence is not considered essential. In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus , since last March, travelers arriving in Canada, whether Canadian or not, have been subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

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The Canadian government announced that the Canada -U.S. border closure to limit the spread of the coronavirus will now be extended until August 21 , with more extensions possible.

The Canada -U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another 30 days to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as confirmed The deal was set to expire on Sunday but will now extend until July 21 , Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced during his daily news conference today.

Bilateral agreement with the United States

However, Canada's border with the United States remains closed until December 21, as part of a separate bilateral agreement with Washington. Only trade in goods and merchandise and travel considered essential are allowed. The closure of the longest land border in the world was decided in March and could be extended after December 21, the Canadian executive said. The government also says it "will be in a position" from January 21 to harmonize possible extensions of border closures between the United States and other countries in the world, as well as the mandatory quarantine decree.

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A pilot project in Alberta

Since the beginning of June, foreign nationals can join their families living in Canada, if they are spouses, children, parents or legal guardians of Canadian citizens. Otherwise, only people whose presence on Canadian soil is deemed essential, such as certain employees, are admitted. Since November 2, people participating in a pilot project in Alberta on alternatives to quarantine, are exempt. These travelers are tested for Covid-19 , when they arrive in the province through a specific land border crossing or at the Calgary airport, and if the result is negative, they are exempted from quarantine provided they are re-examined. test a week later. As of Sunday, Canada recorded more than 360,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 12,000 deaths.

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