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Canada-U.S. border restrictions extended another 30 days

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Parents of students in the United States who hoped to begin their university studies in Canada are frantically trying to convince the federal government to relax new rules that make it impossible for their kids to enter the country.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

The ongoing restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border will be in place for another 30 days, until Sept. 21, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair has announced.

In a tweet on Friday, Blair said “We will continue to do what’s necessary to keep our communities safe.”

The border has been closed to all non-essential traffic since March 21.