Americans are being warned to avoid traveling to Canada because of COVID-19 variants that are circulating around that country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending Americans not travel to Canada at this time, noting that even fully vaccinated travelers are at risk of getting and spreading the virus variants.
The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel. At the five Whatcom County border crossings, essential travel includes commercial travel and work-related commuting. The current restrictions are in place through Wednesday, April 21, although that deadline is expected to be extended.