The federal government has announced that they will extend the Canada-US land border closure for another 30 days until Sept. 21. The closure to non-essential travel has been in place for months, but with Covid-19 caseloads still high in many US states, the two governments have mutually agreed to continue restricting movement across the border. Essential workers will still be able to cross by land despite the restrictions. The Canadian government is also seeking to reduce the movement of Americans through Canada. US travellers headed for Alaska have been limited to five crossings in Western Canada and they must commit to taking a direct route.