U.S./Canada non-essential travel restrictions extended for 8th time


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Watertown, New York (WWTI) – The US Department of Homeland Security has expanded non-essential travel restrictions.

US Department of Homeland Security Advertise On Tuesday, January 12th, the United States, Canada and Mexico extended non-essential travel restrictions until February 21, 2021. This is the eighth time that the Department of Homeland Security has extended these restrictions due to COVID-19.

These restrictions apply to the “land border” between the United States and Canada, and they have limited and will continue to restrict “Travel that is tourism or recreational. “

According to the Department of Homeland Security, they are working with both countries to keep essential commercial travel open while limiting the spread of the virus.

In addition, the ministry said it is discussing the following with Canada and Mexico to “safely ease restrictions in the future and support the US border communities.”

  • The degree of health risk indicated in Embed a Tweet Travel health notice
  • Public health conditions and travel restrictions in border communities
  • Hiring levels for customs and local border patrols as traffic flows increase and possible quarantines for COVID-19.

The original travel restrictions were enacted on March 23, 2020 and extended again on April 21, 2020, May 20, 2020, June 16, 2020, July 16, 2020, August 14, 2020, September 24, 2020, and October 22, 2020.


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