Yankee, Go Home: Canada Has Turned Away Thousands of Americans During Pandemic

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Canada has turned away over 10,000 Americans from crossing the border since the coronavirus pandemic began in March, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), and almost half that number intended to go shopping, sightseeing, or other forms of recreation.

As the pandemic began in mid-March, Canada closed its borders to foreigners, and had originally exempted U.S. residents from the restrictions. That only lasted a few days, and the country closed its borders to all non-essential travel, with exemptions for trade and commerce, vital health care workers like nurses, and other essential foreign workers who live and work on opposite sides of the border. An additional exemption exists for Americans wishing to travel through
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