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Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border extended to Jan. 21, 2021

Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States will be extended until at least Jan. 21, 2021. 
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Previously, Trudeau stated that the restrictions won't be lifted until there's clear evidence the pandemic is easing in the United States. Photo via Facebook screenshot

Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States will be extended until at least Jan. 21, 2021. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter Friday afternoon, stating that all non-essential travel between Canada and the United States remains restricted until at least Jan. 21 of next year. 

"To keep Canadians safe, we’ve extended the measures currently in place at the Canada-US border by another 30 days," added the prime minister in a post. 

Vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions still forbidden 

Previously, Trudeau stated that the restrictions won't be lifted until there's clear evidence the pandemic is easing in the United States.

Incidental travel — vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping excursions — has been forbidden since March in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The restrictions do not apply to those providing essential services in either country, including trade shipments and cross-border workers. 

--With a file from the Canadian Press.