US-Canada Border Closure Extended
This isn't surprising but it's a huge bummer.
KBZK is reporting that the United States and Canadian border will be closed through at least September 21st, 2020 for non essential travel.
The pandemic has been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic starting to ramp up in cases. The closure started all the way back on March 20th.
The closure was supposed to end on August 21st. The closure is to be reevaluated every 30 days.
Travel restrictions don't apply to flights, freight rial or sea travel between the two countries. Commerce and trade crossing will still be able to continue as well.
Family members of Canadian citizens or permanent citizens can cross into Canada but have to stay in the country 15 days.
Ever since the closure there have been some problems. The American Legion baseball season was only allowed to have Montana teams play because the teams in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Vauxhall weren't allowed to enter Montana to play their regular season teams due to baseball was deemed non essential.
As long as cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in the United States the border will be closed for the near future.
Who knows though? Things might change in on September 21st and we might be able to access Canada again and enjoy maple syrup and beautiful scenery.
For more details, check out KBZK.