Travel restrictions with Mexico and Canada extended until mid-September


Travel restrictions with Mexico and Canada will be extended until September 21, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad WolfChad Wolf Federal agencies seize and dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns from major terrorist organizations Senate Democrats demand answers on child migrant trafficking during pandemic Watch live: Acting DHS chief testifies to deployment of federal agents in PLUS events announced on Friday.« We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININEWolf said in a tweet. “As a result, we have agreed to extend the restriction on non-essential travel to our shared land entry points until September 21.”

Non-essential travel has now been banned between the three countries for six months. The ban on non-essential travel has been extended several times at roughly 30-day intervals since March. Essential border workers such as nurses and truckers were allowed to cross during this time.

“We will continue to do what is necessary to ensure the safety of our communities”, Canadian Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair said on Twitter.

The extension comes as the United States continues to see cases of the coronavirus outbreak in parts of the country. The United States has more cases than any other country in the world at over 5.2 million cases, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University.

Mexico has reported more than 500,000 cases and Canada has reported over 123,000.


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