- Canada has +1100 odds of allowing US citizens in their country by 2021.
- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously stated that the border will not reopen until the US gets the COVID-19 pandemic under control.
- The US and Canada agreed to officially close the border on March 21 and have extended that restriction eight times since.
WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drastic shift in how the world operates. In the United States, the virus has yet to be contained and has surged as millions of Americans traveled to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.
The ripple effects of such travel have yet to be determined but experts are preparing for the worst as the month of November was one of the worst months of the pandemic in the US.
America should prepare for a "surge upon a surge" in coronavirus cases as millions of travelers return home after the Thanksgiving holiday, top US scientist Anthony Fauci warn https://t.co/9Pr17IOGZ4 pic.twitter.com/i2F340xwRz
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) November 30, 2020
There were 4 million new cases of COVID-19 in November which doubled the amount of cases in October. That surge in cases isn’t good for a country that is still fighting over the results of the 2020 US Presidential Election in courts.
The new surge of coronavirus cases likely won’t aid in helping the US and Canada reopen the border. In March, the US and Canada agreed to close the border to non-essential travel and that ban has been extended every month since.
Bovada has listed a political betting prop regarding if Canada will open up its borders to Americans again.
Will Canada Open Its Land Border To US Citizens Jan. 1, 2021
- Yes +1100
- No -5000
Winner: No (-5000). Canada will likely not open its borders to US citizens as the virus has ravaged the States just about as worse or if not more than in March which caused the first agreement to be made. Even if Covid-19 vaccines are released, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be distributed to the public in time before the Jan. 1 date to make this bet.
Why Canada Will Likely Not Open Its Borders To The US
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has previously insisted that the border will not open until the United States gets the virus under control.
“The U.S. is not in a place where we would feel comfortable reopening those borders,” said Trudeau to the hosts of “Smart Start,” which airs on Canada’s Global Television Network. “We will continue to make sure that Canadian safety is top of mind when we move forward. We see the cases in the United States and elsewhere around the world, and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place.”
The United States has yet to experience a major drop in coronavirus cases and the transition from President Trump to Joe Biden won’t be official until January 21. So, there’s no definitive way of knowing when the border will be back open.
Another clear sign that the US-Canada border will remain closed amid the pandemic is that the Toronto Raptors will be playing the start of their regular season in Tampa, Florida. The Raptors are the only NBA team based outside of the United States and if they aren’t even allowed to travel back and forth between the two countries the normal population will not be allowed to.
A statement from our president Masai Ujiri. pic.twitter.com/qrnPt5MEsA
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 20, 2020
The US-Canada border will likely remain shut until the Summer of 2021. However, with vaccines on the horizon, the border could be opening up sooner.
In addition to that, Trudeau has already assembled a task force to help determine when the best time to open the US-Canada border might be but the committee will not make its first recommendation until March 2021 according to Forbes.
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