The United States has again extended border restrictions on non-essential travel.
The United States’ borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed until August 21, according to documents that will be published in the Federal Register. Previous border restrictions were due to end on Thursday.
The land and ferry entry restrictions are extended until 11:59 p.m. on August 21 and will remain in place unless canceled or changed, according to notices.
The Department of Homeland Security, working with its Canadian and Mexican counterparts, first closed U.S. borders to leisure travelers in March 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions have since been extended on a monthly basis.
Canada announced Monday that it will reopen its borders to U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated permanent residents on August 9, with plans to allow fully vaccinated travelers from any country on September 7.
People from Canada and Mexico have been allowed to travel to the United States with proof of a negative coronavirus test or recovery from COVID-19 – a requirement before boarding any international flight to the States United which came into effect in January.
The news comes as vaccines continue to roll out in all three countries and COVID cases increase with the spread of the Delta variant of the virus, accounting for 83% of COVID cases in the United States.
According to the documents to be displayed in the register,
Canada-United States border:Canada to reopen borders to fully vaccinated Americans starting August 9
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