You’re going to have to wait a little longer for this vacation in Canada.
This week, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tweeted that the closure of the land border for non-essential travel between the United States and Canada and Mexico has been extended until June 21.
“To combat the spread of # COVID19 and protect our citizens, the United States maintains restrictions on non-essential travel at land borders until June 21, while allowing essential travel and commerce,” DHS wrote on Twitter. “We are working closely with Canada and Mexico to safely ease restrictions as conditions improve. “
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These restrictions were first put in place at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. According to Reuters, officials have extended the restrictions on a monthly basis.
While it is not known when the restrictions would be lifted, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested this week that it could be done until at least 75% of Canadians are vaccinated, according to a Forbes report.
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“We are all anxious to get back to normal, but we know that before we get back to normal, cases need to be under control, and over 75% of people need to be vaccinated so that we can start to relax things in the future. Canada, ”Trudeau said, per Forbes. “We will see what framework we apply to keep Canadians safe, even as we seek to eventually change restrictions and posture at the border.
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According to Reuters, Canada requires travelers entering the country to test negative for COVID-19 within three days of departure and again upon arrival.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard has said he hopes restrictions between the United States and Mexico will be lifted before the end of the summer, Reuters reported.