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It's official: U.S.-Canada border remains closed for another 30 days

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Once again, Canada and the United States have agreed to another month-long extension of restrictions on travel across the country's shared border.

The latest expiration date for the bar on non-essential crossings, in place since March, was set for Nov. 21.

However, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf announced on Twitter late Thursday that the pandemic-related changes will remain in place until Dec. 21.

The limitations on cross-border travel have exempted workers performing essential services, including truck drivers transporting goods, as well as medical professionals.

Credit Chad Wolf / Twitter

Canadians can still fly to the United States and, despite high COVID-19 case numbers in states like Florida, the CBC reported that tens of thousands of Canadian snowbirds still plan to spend this winter in the southern United States.

Canada has made changes to its rules since the Spring to admit more family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Travelers permitted to enter Canada must adhere to a 14-day quarantine.

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