Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to nonessential travel until July 21

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      The federal government is not going to open the southern border to vacationing Canadians for the next month.

      Today, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair tweeted that restrictions on nonessential travel will remain in place until July 21.

      Also, on Monday June 21), Blair stated, the government will provide details on measures that will be put in place for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents, and others who are allowed to enter Canada.

      Blair's statement came three days after western premiers called for timelines on when the border might be reopened.

      The most vocal proponent of opening the border earlier rather than later has been Alberta premier Jason Kenney.