Canada and the United States negotiate a “possible extension” of the closure of their common border for the movement of non-essential beyond 21 June, said on Monday the prime minister of canada Justin Trudeau.
The two countries had a common agreement, decided to close as of 21 march, their border — the longest in the world — except for the transport of goods and of goods, for a period of one month. This closure had been renewed for the same duration in April and may.
“We are negotiating with the Americans a possible extension of this restriction to the borders,” said Mr. Trudeau during his daily press conference in Ottawa.
The prime minister has referred to the existence of a “consensus clear enough” among its counterparts of the ten provinces in favour of the maintenance of “existing measures at the canada-u.s. border”.
Canada is also examining what it “can do” about some American insights recently on tourist sites in Canada and that would have been allowed in this country, on the pretext that travel in Alaska, said Mr. Trudeau.
In may, the movement not essential to the border were “essentially void” in one direction or the other, according to the latest numbers of the official institute Statistics Canada.
In normal times, more than 400,000 Canadians and Americans cross every day the border of nearly 8900 miles, with peaks around the national holidays of Canada and the United States, 1 and 4 July.
The exchange of goods and of goods and other total $ daily total of 2.4 billion canadian dollars (1.6 billion euros).
Last week, Canada had eased the closure of the border by allowing foreign nationals to join their families living in Canada, on condition of submitting to a quarantine period of at least 15 days.