THE CANADA-US BORDER IS SHUT TO NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL UNTIL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER 21ST

Canada is not ready yet to allow non-essential travel from the United States into Canada and vice versa. Canadians have been watching COVID-19 spread across America, and after negotiations the restrictions on recreational travel will remain in place until at least September 21st.This is the fifth renewal of border restrictions since the declaration of the coronavirus pandemic.  One Canadian challenge is the Alaska Loophole, an American state easily reachable by driving through Canada.  Traveling Americans sometimes cross into Canada, and spend their holidays here. Several have been caught and fined under the Quarantine Act.The Canadian government now requires foreigners entering Canada en route to Alaska to stop at one of five approved border crossings. They’re prohibited from visiting tourist sites or stopping to get food anywhere other than drive-thru restaurants along the way. Pass through visitors will be issued a ‘hang tag’ to attach to rear-view mirrors to make them identifiable. The tags include the date by which they must leave Canada.