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Ban on non-essential travel between Canada and U.S. on the table

Restrictions are aimed at ensuring cross-border trade and commerce continues while spread of COVID-19 is curtailed as much as possible
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

A federal government official in Ottawa says Canada and the United States are working out the details of a mutual ban on non-essential travel between the two countries to try to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The official, responding to a report by CNN citing American government figures, spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose details of talks that are still ongoing.

The network reported tonight that the two countries are working on a joint statement that would be issued within a day or two.

The restrictions would be designed to ensure that cross-border trade and commerce can continue.

The Canadian Press