BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Days after Canada announced it would reopen its border to vaccinated Americans beginning August 9, the United States announced it is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at the U.S.-Canada border to August 21.
The restrictions that were in place were set to expire July 21. Congressman Brian Higgins (D – NY26), who co-leads the Northern Border Caucus and Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group, called on the U.S. to reopen its border following the announcement by the Canadian government earlier this week that it would reopen its border to vaccinated Americans beginning August 9.
Higgins released the following statement in response to the extension:
For months now people and businesses along the border have been strung along month after month holding out hope for the border to reopen. Today’s decision by the Biden administration harms economic recovery and hurts families all across America’s northern border; this is completely unnecessary.