The Trump administration announced on Friday that it had agreed to extend a ban on uninterrupted cross-border travel with Canada and Mexico by 21 October. 21 October, in an effort to slow the spread of coronovirus.
“We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of # COVID19,” Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted. “Accordingly, we have agreed to extend the limit of non-essential travel to our shared land ports of entry through October 21.”
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The US first announced in March that it had agreed to restrict travel with its neighbors to the land border only to the necessary travel. It has been extended several times and is scheduled to end on 21 September.
“We are extending non-essential travel restrictions by 21 October 2020, basing our decisions on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.” , Tweeted.
Essential cross-border workers such as health care professionals, airline crew, and truck drivers are still allowed to cross the border. Most of Canada’s food supplies come from or through the US
Americans returning to the US are exempted from closing at the US-Canada border.
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Much of the Trump administration’s efforts in dealing with the virus have focused on travel and border control. The administration banned travel from China, Iran, the European Union, Britain and Brazil.
It has also introduced new measures along the southern border, including bringing illegal immigrants and asylum seekers back to their home countries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.