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US-Canada border closure extended to late July

Trucks remain exempt from border closure.

The U.S.-Canada border crossing at Blue Water Bridge links Michigan and Ontario. (Photo: Customs and Border Protection)

The United States-Canada border will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least July 21, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

Truck traffic remains exempt from the closure.

The border has been closed to nonessential travel since March to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Nate Tabak

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist and producer who covers cybersecurity and cross-border trucking and logistics for FreightWaves. He spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at [email protected].