WASHINGTON, D.C.In response to news that the U.S.-Canada border will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21, 2021, Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) issued the following statement:

"It is disappointing to see these unnecessary restrictions continue. Americans have a right to travel to their own country, and commonsense tweaks to travel protocols can effectively facilitate travel while minimizing the risk of COVID-19. I will continue to press the Canadian & U.S. administrations to heed the calls of border communities & allow them to recover. I also urge my colleagues to pass my ANGLE Act to provide aid to the communities that face a second straight summer of virtually no tourist travel."