WASHINGTON D.C. (NMB) – Earlier this week, Canada announced they would begin allowing fully vaccinated Americans to cross the land border into Canada for non-essential travel, beginning on August 9th.
Americans must provide proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of arrival.
However, the United States Department of Homeland Security has decided to continue their border restrictions with Canada through at least August 21st. This means that Canadians will continue to be prohibited from crossing the land border into the U.S. for non-essential travel.
Montana’s Congressional delegation, as well as Governor Greg Gianforte, expressed dissapointment and frustration at the U.S. Government’s decision and continue to plead for reopening the border to non-essential Canadian tourists in an effort to help boost Montana’s economy.