The Canada-United States land border will remain closed to recreational travel for another 30 days. That was the announcement made by the Federal Government today. Access is limited to essential travel only.

This morning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump.

“We recognize that the situation continues to be complex in the United States in regards to COVID-19,” he said. “Every month we have been able to extend the border closures to all but essential goods and services and those discussions are ongoing with the United States right now as we are a week from the next deadline for closures.”

Trudeau said he would continue to work hard to keep Canadians safe and keep the economy flowing.

He said the situation is evolving rapidly.

Presently, there are calls from members of the U.S. Congress to partially reopen the border. The restriction on travel at the Canada-United States border was put in place on March 21, 2020. It was extended until July 21.

The U.S. is seeing an explosion of COVID-19 cases with a current number of dead that stands at roughly 138,000 and about 3.4 million confirmed cases, out of the 13.1 million cases worldwide.