WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine’s entire congressional delegation is teaming up to get the Canadian border opened.
The United States plans to keep the border closed even though Canada will allow Americans to enter in a little more than two weeks.
Maine’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the secretary of homeland security asking the Biden administration to take steps to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to cross the U.S.-Canada border for business or leisure.
This comes following a recent decision from the Canadian government to allow fully vaccinated Americans to travel between the two countries starting Aug. 9.
Maine Independent Sen. Angus King said the United States should do the same.
“One of our major industries in Maine is our tourism and we always have a lot of Canadians,” King said.
“We’re applying a restriction that doesn’t comply with the science. I haven’t seen any evidence that that’s the case,” he said.
There has not yet been a response from the secretary or homeland security.
King said the delegation is hoping for a response — and some movement — so fully vaccinated Canadians can visit the United States.