Restrictions on non-essential travel to neighboring Canada and Mexico have been extended as the nation and world continue to combat the recent rise in new cases largely tied to the now-dominant Delta COVID-19 variant in unvaccinated Americans.
The Biden administration announced that it will be extending non-essential travel to neighboring countries through at least Saturday, Aug. 21 as health officials look to prevent further spread of the virus.
Since the pandemic began in March last year, the US has been limiting travel at both borders, extending them on a monthly basis.
The announcement of the latest 30-day extension by the Department of Homeland Security comes days after Canada announced it will begin allowing fully vaccinated US citizens back in as of Monday, Aug. 9.
Restrictions won’t apply to all, including cross-border trade, people traveling for medical purposes, to attend school, or several other urgent reasons.
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