Canadian Border: Impact of the Maine-Canada Border Closing & What To Expect With Re-Opening
The Maine-Canada border has been closed since March of 2020, affecting families, local businesses, trade and tourism. Canada recently announced it will open the border to vaccinated U.S. citizens on August 9, but then the U.S. issued another extension of the closure, until at least August 21. Government leaders are expressing frustration and calling for Washington to reconsider. We'll discuss the latest developments regarding reopening and explore how this long period of closure has affected those on both sides of the border.
Mike Niezgoda, public affairs officer, Buffalo Field Office, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Dona Saucier, executive director, Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce, covering 13 rural communities in the Upper St. John Valley
Raymond Levesque, his family owns Bishop's Store, Jackman
ArriveCAN - information about entering Canada
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