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Canada and USA agree to close joint borders to tourists and visitors: Trump

Just days after Justin Trudeau announced Canada would be closing its borders to anyone who isn’t a Canadian citizen or permanent resident but excluded the US, the prime minister now said the US will be included.

Earlier this week, the federal government said that starting on March 18, foreign nationals would not be allowed to board flights to Canada. There were exceptions, such as Canadian citizens’ immediate family, airline workers, travellers with a layover in Canada, and diplomats.

At the time, Trudeau said the measure didn’t apply to US citizens or to flights coming from Mexico and the Caribbean.

But this has since changed.

According to US President Donald Trump, Canada and the US have “mutually consented” to temporarily close the border to non-essential traffic.

He added that “trade will not be affected.”

More to come…

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