Canada is easing travel restrictions for vaccinated Americans. Here are 10 things to know before a trip
The Biden administration’s decision to extend border restrictions between the United States and Canada is stoking frustration among members of Congress who represent states and districts that abut the Great White North, including some of the president’s closest allies.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said Wednesday it would extend the closure of land borders between the neighboring allies through at least Aug. 21. Its announcement came two days after the Canadian government said it would admit Americans fully vaccinated against the coronavirus beginning Aug. 9.
The American extension on restrictions came as a surprise to members of Congress who had been pushing to ease the lockdown, several sources on Capitol Hill said. They felt caught off guard by an announcement that is all but certain to doom some businesses that will now lose a second straight summer of cross-border economic activity.
“Today’s decision by the Biden administration harms economic recovery and hurts families all across America’s northern border; this is completely unnecessary,” Higgins said in a statement. “Continuation of this shutdown is illogical given the success of vaccines and …
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