US, Canada To Close Border To Non-Essential Traffic
By KYGO Staff on March 18, 2020
The United States and Canada have agreed to close the border between the two countries to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
The closing will not affect trade however, as it will just be imposed on non-essential traffic such as tourism and shopping.
The US and Canada are each other’s largest trading partners with almost $1.5 Billion (US) in merchandise trade crossing the Canada-US border every day.
President Trump tweeted out this message earlier:
We will be, by mutual consent, temporarily closing our Northern Border with Canada to non-essential traffic. Trade will not be affected. Details to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)