FORT FAIRFIELD, ME (WBZ NewRadio) — A golf course that straddles the U.S.-Canadian border has remained closed to Americans due to Canada's COVID-19 restrictions.
Aroostook Valley Country Club is located partly in Maine but mostly in New Brunswick. The parking lot and main entrance of the club are located in Fort Fairfield while the course and clubhouse are in Four Falls.
Canada's government announced that they would reopen their border to Americans on Aug. 9. All Americans will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the country.
So, the likelihood of Americans being able to return freely to Aroostook Valley Country Club this year is low.
Before the pandemic, the course's membership numbers were closely split between Americans and Canadians; 55-45 with there being more American members.
Club workers stated that even though they have seen a 20% increase of Canadian members, their numbers are not high enough for long-term stability.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports:
Written by Edyn Jensen