Coronavirus Covid19: Canada, Mexico extend ban on US visitors

The United States’ neighbours sharing borders have extended their bans on US visitors in response to the US’s escalating coronavirus outbreak, with Canadian police reporting cars with foreign licence plates being are vandalised.

The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month, Canada’s public safety minister said on Friday.

The statement by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States.

The restrictions first introduced in March due to the coronavirus pandemic have been extended on a monthly basis, but as Canada has extended the ban until September 21 polls indicate that most Canadians would like this extended until at least the end of the year.

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