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Daines, Tester urge U.S. to follow Canada's lead on border opening


Last updated 7/21/2021 at 2:35pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry sits at the Wild Horse Port of Entry on the U.S.-Canadian Border north of Havre. Canada is relaxing COVID-19 border restrictions for vaccinated U.S. residents, but when the United States will relax restrictions on allowing entry into this country is unclear, although restrictions appear to have been extended to at least Aug. 21.

Following an announcement by the Canadian government an ease in border restrictions would allow fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents to enter the country for nonessential travel, Montana's senators are urging President Joe Biden to allow Canadians into the U.S.

Canada's ease in border restrictions goes into effect Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

Sources report that U.S. Department of Homeland Security was publishing a notice today that U.S. restrictions would be extended to Aug. 21.

The two countries agreed last year to restrict travel due to the COVID-19 pande...

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