US border restrictions for Canada and Mexico renewed until August 21 – National – .

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US border restrictions for Canada and Mexico renewed until August 21 – National – .


The US land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least August 21, the US Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday.

The 30-day extension came after Canada on Monday announced it would begin allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors to the country on August 9 for non-essential travel as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic wears off .








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Canadian officials said Monday that the country will lift border restrictions for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers. These new rules will take effect on August 9, but the existing restrictions will remain in place until then.

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When that day comes, fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will not have to self-quarantine upon arrival, and the government-approved hotel quarantine program will also be phased out.

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However, they will be subject to COVID-19 testing and will need to provide proof of vaccination through the smartphone app or the ArriveCAN web portal. Post-travel test results will no longer be needed.

More soon.

– With files from Global News.

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