The U.S. and Canada border will remain closed until at least Oct. 21 in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.

Blair took to Twitter Friday morning and announced the extension of the border closure, which was set to expire Sept. 21.

“We are extending non-essential travel restrictions with the United States until October 21st, 2020. We will continue to base our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe,” he tweeted.

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