Whitehouse Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Are the Northern and Southern Borders of the United States closed?

In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders.

“Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.

Supply chains, including trucking, will not be impacted by this measure. Those who cross the land border every day to do essential work or for other urgent or essential reasons, and that travel will not be impacted.

Limits on non-essential travel were first implemented on March 21, 2020 and have been periodically reevaluated and extended by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. On August 14, 2020, the measures were again extended to September 21, 2020.

Last updated August 31, 2020
Source: U.S. Department of Homeland Securitylinks to external site

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