Canada announced Monday that the US-Canada border will remain closed until at least Nov. 21.
Canada’s public safety minister Bill Blair tweeted, “Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”
Essential cross-border traffic for commercial goods and essential workers will continue with many of those workers exempt from Canada’s mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country.
The border restrictions were first imposed in March and have been renewed by mutual agreement every month since.
Earlier this month, Canada loosened some border restrictions on compassionate grounds.
Family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, including couples, adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents can enter Canada but must complete a 14-day quarantine.
Canada says other foreign nationals can apply to come to Canada on compassionate grounds given illness or death of family and friends.