NATIONWIDE — The United States has extended land border restrictions with Canada and Mexico through Oct. 21.
Maine has several border communities, and Sen. Susan Collins is advocating for the U.S. to adopt the same standards Canada has for allowing Americans into Canada.
She says she sees no reason why Canadians who can show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 shouldn’t be allowed to cross the border.
Collins said this would help businesses in border communities that rely on Canadian customers.
“As someone who grew up in northern Maine, I’m so well aware of how many families have ties on both sides of the border, and they’ve been separated for too long,” Collins said.
Collins said she has led bipartisan letters urging the U.S. to reopen the border and is going to be talking to the Secretary of Homeland Security about this issue.