Hours after U.S.-Canada border closure extended to Oct. 21, Trump says it 'opening pretty soon'U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said border restrictions between Canada and the United States because of the novel coronavirus pandemic would be lifted "pretty soon", just hours after the two countries confirmed they would remain in place until at least Oct. 21. There was no immediate explanation from the White House for the discrepancy or what Trump meant by "pretty soon." On Twitter, Canada's Minister for Public Safety Bill Blair confirmed a month-long extension of border restrictions.