A White House official says the land border between the United States and Canada will remain closed for the non-essential travel of Canadians into the U.S. until at least October 21.
The news comes on the same day that President Joe Biden announced he will ease restrictions on foreign travelers flying into the U.S. in November when they will be required to show proof of vaccination to enter the country.
Canada began allowing U.S. travelers into the country in August. The U.S. has not yet done the same for Canadians.
Congressman Brian Higgins, who has been vocal in his frustration over the situation, released this statement on Monday:
Higgins represents New York's 26th district, which includes the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls and borders southern Ontario.
The U.S.-Canada border was first closed to non-essential travel in March 2020 and has remained closed for 18 months.