Companies in U.S. border communities nervously await easing of journey restrictions | CBC Information

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U.S. companies are ready nervously for an anticipated announcement on when the American border will reopen to Canadian vacationers.

Canada introduced Monday that as of Aug. 9, U.S. residents and everlasting residents who’re absolutely vaccinated will likely be allowed to enter the nation, with the remainder of the world to observe Sept. 7.

Nonetheless, Canadians are nonetheless not allowed to enter the U.S. by land, although they’ll at the moment fly.

The Canadian American Enterprise Council has been lobbying for a reciprocal deal that may see the U.S. open its land border concurrently with Canada.

Border closed to non-essential journey since March 2020

Chief govt Scotty Greenwood says the U.S. is predicted to announce its determination Wednesday, when the present cross-border ban on non-essential journey will expire if it’s not renewed.

The land border between Canada and the U.S. has been closed to non-essential journey since March 21, 2020. The closure order has been prolonged each 30 days since then.

Small companies in U.S. border communities say they’ve been devastated by the collapse in Canadian tourism.

Nick Kiniski, who owns Kiniski’s Reef restaurant and bar in Level Roberts, Washington, says his enterprise is down 80 per cent due to the border closure.

Level Roberts is situated simply south of Vancouver, B.C. and may solely be accessed by crossing by automobile via Canada, or by airplane or non-public boat. It isn’t bodily related to the continental United States.

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