“We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow its spread. # COVID-19, “Wolf said in a tweet.” Accordingly, we have agreed to extend the limit of non-essential travel to our shared land ports of entry through September 21. “
We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow its spread. # COVID-19. Accordingly, we have agreed to increase the limit of non-essential travel to our shared land ports by 21 September.
– Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) 14 August 2020
Unrecoverable travel has now been banned for six months between the three countries. The ban on non-potential travel has been extended repeatedly since March, at intervals of about 30 days. Necessary cross-border workers such as nurses and truck drivers have been allowed to cross in the meantime.
“We will continue to do what is necessary to keep our communities safe,” Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Twitter.
We are extending mutual sanctions on the Canada-US border for 30 days by September 21, 2020. We will continue to do the necessary work to keep our communities safe.
– Bill Blair (@BillBlair) 14 August 2020
This expansion occurs when the US continues to see cases of coronovirus growth in parts of the country. The US has more than 5.2 million cases, more than any other country in the world. According to a count by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 500,000 cases have been reported in Mexico and over 123,000 cases in Canada.