US-Canada border closed to ‘non-essential’ traffic

The US-Canada border will temporarily close to “non-essential traffic” due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The US-Canada border is the world’s longest between two countries. Trudeau on Monday closed Canada’s border to non-citizens, with U.S. citizens exempt from the ban.

US-Canada border border. Image: Closeup of COVID-19 coronavirus
Closeup of COVID-19 coronavirus
Dan Manga reports for CNBC:

The closing will affect tourism, but not trade, or workers involved in so-called essential work.

“We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter. “Trade will not be affected.”

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, at a press conference in Ottawa, said “I just spoke to President Trump again this morning, and we have agreed that both Canada and the United States will temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border.”

MacDailyNews Note: More info on the Prevention & Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) via the U.S. CDC is here. Track the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) here.

12 Comments

    1. Please post the administration budget for the Great Wall to protect paranoid Orangists from the Canadian invasion.

      Can he find Canada on a map without sharpie modifications?

      Did the Greenland purchase use up all the wall funds?

      When did Con Don start jailing US employers that knowingly hire undocumented immigrants?

      Has the murder and rape rate been brought to zero yet?

      Does true greatness require your castle wall to have a moat around it?

      Shermy must have all the answers.

  1. Finally, we won’t have all of these sick Americans coming into our country and spreading that nasty virus even further. Stay home America and enjoy your unaforable healthcare system and me fist attitude.

    1. Yet you don’t mind coming to an American website dedicated to an American company.

      But hey, while you’re here, how’s that teenager y’all got running the place up there doing?
      He finally admit to himself that it’s called the Wuhan Virus BECAUSE IT COMES FROM CHINA??

      BTW, what’s up with your Me Fist attitude? Is this how you keep yourself warm???
      Must be rough on your shoulder…

  2. America and Canada are brothers from the same mother. They have differences and squabbles, but a lot in common as well. They are also each others’ largest trading partner.

    The closing of the border is MOSTLY symbolic and is meant to deter journalists and people looking for reasons to criticize the government (their favorite pasttime).

    If cases in Ontario sharply increase followed by cases in Michigan… you don’t want Michiganers looking for a reason to blame their Ontarian neighbor to the north. If cases in Washington spike before cases in BC, you don’t want to give Canadians a reason to blame their neighbor to the south.

    Closing the border makes people feel safer, deflects unwarranted criticism about irrelevant things and keeps people focused on what’s really important.

    Most Canadians are fine with this. Remember, About twice as many Canadians cross over to the US than the other way around. This is older data, but consider:

    39,254,000 — Trips by Canadians to the U.S. in 2009
    20,213,500 — Trips by Americans to Canada in 2010

    This is not about “keeping Yankees out of Canada” and it’s not about “keeping Canucks out of America” it’s about solidarity and working in concert with each other to reduce people’s movement in general.

    Canamerica/Americanada can BEAT this without resorting to draconian measures like China.

    Believe it or not there is MORE trust in their government ( even in America ) than China. Aside from the brainwashed in China, Chinese people generally don’t trust their government… and where they can would not have listened to the quarantine measures put in place. The people of Wuhan massively suffered… while the CCP looked like heroes for sacrificing them.

    The measures they took instilled FEAR in the people. FEAR of reporting if they were sick and outside of Wuhan. FEAR that their city would be the next to be sacrificed on the altar of CCP hubris. FEAR that they’re not being told ALL the important details.

    We don’t need to fight disease with FEAR in North America. WE fight it with COMPASSION for others and together as a group.

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