U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until April 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported.
The measure is to prevent further spread of COVID-19, however, it ensured that continued flows of trade and essential travel are ensured.
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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.
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) March 18, 2021
Restrictions will remain in the same terms as they have been developed since their implementation on March 21, 2020.
This 30-day extension is the second announced under the chairmanship of Joe Biden.
The Department of Security noted that it will work with its counterparts in Canada and Mexico to identify approaches that alleviate these restrictions when there are conditions to do so.
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