Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced on Friday that the U.S. has agreed and would extend its border restrictions with Canada and Mexico due to the coronavirus, until September 21, 2020.
This applies to all non-essential travel at our shared land ports of entry. “We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of #COVID19,” Wolf said.
This is an extension that was agreed upon in March with its two neighbors to close its land borders to the north and south to all but essential travel as part of a broad range of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The agreement has been extended a number of times and was due to expire on Aug. 21.
Essential cross-border workers such as health care professionals, airline crews and truck drivers are still allowed to cross along the border. Much of Canada’s food supply comes from or via the U.S. Americans who are returning to the U.S. are exempted from the closure at the U.S.-Canada border.
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