US Department of Homeland Security Extends Land Borders Restrictions with Mexico and Canada for Non-essential Travel

The United States has extended travel restrictions for another month in its borders shared with Mexico and Canada in its latest measures against the coronavirus on Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said. 

The DHS on Twitter wrote, “To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and Mexico, the United States is extending the restrictions on non-essential travel at our land borders through April 21, while ensuring continued flows of essential trade and travel.”

“Informed by science and public health guidance, we will work with our counterparts to identify an approach to easing restrictions when conditions permit and with the protection of our citizens from COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds,” the department added.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the extension on Twitter and said, “We’ll continue to do whatever is necessary to keep you and your loved ones safe.”

The borders will have been closed for a year on Sunday. 

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