While scheduled to reopen on Monday, the United States’ land borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed for non-essential travel until July 21. Canada announced a similar decision on Friday.
The land borders of the United States with Mexico and Canada will remain closed for non-essential travel until July 21 to a minimum, said Sunday, June 20 the US Department of Homeland Security.
This 30-day extension of measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic comes after Canada announced a similar decision on Friday.
Border restrictions between the United States and Canada, in effect since March 2020, were initially scheduled to end on Monday, June 21.
In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security noted “positive developments in recent weeks” and said it is working, alongside other US federal agencies, with Canada and Mexico to “identify the conditions under which the restrictions may be relaxed in a safe and sustainable manner “.