Ontario Border Restrictions Extended to June 16th

Published on May 29, 2021

I want to thank residents in Kenora-Rainy River and those outside our region in Manitoba and beyond, for your continued efforts to stay safe and reduce cases and risk across our region; as we work through this pandemic.

The order relating to the closure of Ontario’s land and water borders with Manitoba and Quebec remains in place until at least June 16.

It may continue to be extended in 14-day increments by the Lieutenant Governor in Council. We will communicate with the public prior to its termination.

I also want to remind people in northwestern Ontario that travel to Manitoba should be for essential reasons only.

Respect and adherence to these restrictions on both sides of the border will be our best route to re-opening, towards a time when we can welcome back those from outside the region who make this place their seasonal home, and those who come to visit the region to enjoy our natural beauty and all that northwestern Ontario has to offer.

Thanks to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who are managing these restrictions at the border. 

Details pertaining to the extended order are included in this LINK to the Ontario Government Site.