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If the Border Opened, Would You Travel South to Climb?

The U.S.-Canada border has been closed since March with no plans to reopen it anytime soon

The U.S.-Canada border closed to most crossings on March 21, banning any nonessential travel between the two countries. On April 21, the closure extended for 30 days. “Canada and the United States have agreed to extend by another 30 days the border measures that are currently in place,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

A recent Nanos Research poll found that 92 per cent of Canadians said they at least somewhat support keeping the border between the U.S. and Canada closed to non-essential travel until the number of new cases south of the border drops significantly, even if that takes several months or longer.

As states have eased restrictions with a rising number of covid-19 cases and fatalities in the U.S., most experts suggest that the worst is yet to come. A former FDA chief says here there will be a persistent spread throughout the summer. It’s unlikely climbers will be able to cross the border this summer on a road trip, but if they could, thousands would likely come north and head south. If the border does open, would you travel south?