Canadian-American border closure
August 15, 2020 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Help me find an official government website that talks about how the border closure has been extended through September!

Since the Canadian border has been closed to American tourists for another month, as everyone expected, I officially need to cancel some Airbnb reservations I made in Alberta for September. In order to receive a full refund, Airbnb is requiring screenshots of an official government website stating that the border is closed to tourists for the specific dates I would have been traveling (either American or Canadian sites, it doesn't matter which. Though both would be great!) All I can find are posts on Twitter and news websites, which won't work.

The Airbnb owners advised me to cancel this way and I'm hoping to do so ASAP so I can clear their calendars and locals can stay with them rather than someone who definitely won't be there at that time.

Thanks, guys!
posted by mollywas to Travel & Transportation (3 answers total)
Best answer: U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada Travel Restrictions Fact Sheet: "On August 14, the United States and Canada announced a mutual agreement to extend the limitation of non-essential travel at our shared land ports of entry through September 21. 'Non-essential' travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature."
posted by RichardP at 12:32 PM on August 15, 2020

Also CBSA : If you are a foreign national arriving from the United States, to enter Canada, you must prove to the CBSA that you are travelling for a non-discretionary (essential) purpose or are an immediate family member
posted by dum spiro spero at 5:43 PM on August 15, 2020 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Canada website worked perfectly and I just got a full refund!
posted by mollywas at 10:36 PM on August 15, 2020

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