BUFFALO – The U.S. Canadian Border will remain closed for at least another month.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the closure for non-essential travel between the United States and Canada is now in effect through at least May 21.
The closure was originally set to expire on April 21.
“We are maintaining cross-border activities with Canada and Mexico that support health security, trade, commerce, supply security, and other essential activities while taking critical steps to protect our citizens and to curb spread of the virus,” wrote officials in a statement.
Buffalo area Congressman Brian Higgins has been pushing for a reopening, recently saying he wants to see the northern border fully reopened by July 4.