Canadian Border to Stay Closed
Ottawa, Canada (CNN) Calling the border with the United States a clear point
of "vulnerability" for Canada in terms of Covid-19 infections, Canadian Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that by mutual agreement, the border
will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least June 21.
Trudeau did not rule out a further extension of the border closure. The
US-Canada border has been closed since March 21.
"It was the right thing to further extend by 30 days our closure of the Canada,
US border to travelers other than essential services and goods, but we will
continue to watch carefully what's happening elsewhere in the world and around
us as we make decisions on next steps," Trudeau said during his daily press
conference in Ottawa.
Therefore US pilots will not be able to travel to the 2020
Canadian Nationals if it is held at the end of the month.
Jamie Shelden writes:
We are going to cancel the competition, so there will be no meet
director. We decided a few weeks ago that if the border didnt open up, we
would not hold the competition because there would be very little participation
without the US pilots.
They may postpone it until August or September. It appears that
the Prime Minister will have a lot to say about that.
Tyler Borradaile writes:
We are changing the Canadian Nationals dates to from August 30th
to September 5th with option of September 6th if we do not have five valid days.
Still held in BC Canada (Kamloops area).