At this time, the border closure is set to extend to March 21st. This date will mark 12 months of the border not being open. With a one year anniversary, involved parties realize that this cannot continue indefinitely.
What we do know is that currently there is a Task Force committee comprised of both American and Canadian representatives meeting with the Wilson Center (a Canadian based think tank) that is set to give its recommendations on border re-opening some time in March. Federal officials will use those recommendations to make a decision about when and specifically how to re-open the border.
Links to more really good information on this TaskForce:
If you would like to participate in our call to action, here is a list of contact info for the involved parties
We are equally as frustrated that we still don't know when the border will open. Currently, our American guests are still not permitted. This is the recent information put out by the Border Agency:
In the case of the new travel restrictions/requirements, non-essential travelers that may be permitted to enter Canada via a land border crossing has not changed. This is a list of non-essential travelers that may be permitted to enter:
Snowbirds or travelling Canadian residents who are returning to Canada
American business owners with a valid work permit, so long as their business is deemed essential.
Residents of North Angle, MN (Lake of the Woods area)
Parents with dependent children who share custody, who live on separate sides of the border
We realize that there may be some contigency upon getting across the border for travel when we are permitted such as vaccination or negative covid test, and that may create challenges for some of our booked guests. We are hoping that once we know more by the end of March, then each of our Tall Pines Family will be able to make the decision best for them. We will continue to work with you in trying to make your trip happen this year and make alternative plans if necessary.
We are still optimistic that we will have a season and will continue to update here, Facebook, Instagram, and email as we hear more. Once again, Ryan and Bridget appreciate your patience, prayers, and positive vibes.