Canada’s public safety minister says border restrictions on nonessential travel with the United States will be extended until July 21. The border between Canada and the U.S. remains closed to all nonessential travel. The restrictions were announced in March, 2020 in the early months of the pandemic and have been extended every month since. There are growing calls in the U.S. to open the Canada-U.S. border for nonessential travel like tourism, but less than 20% of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated now.
Here’s more of what you should know:
- More mass vaccination sites are set to shut down, with the Hynes Convention Center closing up its shots site on Tuesday and the site at the Natick Mall wrapping up on Wednesday.
- The White House says 300 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in the 150 days since President Joe Biden took office on Jan. 20. But as Biden marks a new milestone in the fight against COVID-19 on Friday, another goal may fall short — his self-imposed target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. About 141.6 million people, or 42.6% of the population, have been fully vaccinated.