US extends non-essential canada border travel restrictions

canada border travel restrictions

The United States is prolonging non-essential Canada border travel restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico until at least September 21, according to the Department of Homeland Security, citing the Delta coronavirus strain.

“In coordination with public health and medical experts, DHS continues working closely with its partners across the United States and internationally to determine how to safely and sustainably resume normal travel,” the department tweeted.

Since the commencement of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US has been restricting non-essential travel along both borders, and these restrictions have been extended on a regular basis.

Cross-border trade, US citizens and lawful permanent residents, as well as people traveling for medical reasons or to attend school, are exempt from the limitations.

Lobbyists, lawmakers, and border mayors have pressed the Biden administration to change travel restrictions to meet the changing landscape, which stretches back to the commencement of the coronavirus outbreak.

Source: CNN