US to increase shuttle restrictions at Canada, Mexico borders via Aug. 21
Travel restrictions have been first put into position in March of 2020 amid the continued coronavirus pandemic to lend a hand prevent the unfold.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is predicted to announce that restrictions for non-essential shuttle between the U.S. borders in Mexico and Canada will stay in impact via Aug. 21, in step with paperwork to be printed within the Federal Register.
The announcement comes a number of days after Canada introduced it is going to permit absolutely vaccinated U.S. voters into Canada on Aug. 9, and the ones from the remainder of the sector on Sept. 7.
The U.S. Homeland Security announcement claims that it is going to prolong the shuttle restrictions at land ports and ferry services and products till 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 21, 2021, “unless amended or rescinded prior to that time.”
Travel restrictions have been first put into position in March of 2020 amid the continued coronavirus pandemic to lend a hand prevent the unfold. The restrictions had been expanded ever since.
“The [US] Government has informed [Mexico] of its decision to extend the partial closure of the border for another month,” the Embassy of Mexico within the U.S. tweeted on Thursday. “[Mexico] will continue the bilateral dialogue while reiterating that the accelerated rate of vaccination against #COVID19 at the border creates conditions for mutual benefit.”
“Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary has determined that the risk of continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 between the United States and Canada poses an ongoing ‘specific threat to human life or national interests,”‘ the unpublished realize from Homeland Security states.
Currently, the limitations don’t affect vacationers who’re flying, taking a freight educate or by way of sea. It most effective applies to “passenger rail, passenger ferry travel, and pleasure boat travel between the United States and Canada,” the attention stated.
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The United States has greater than 34 million showed circumstances of COVID-19, in step with information from Johns Hopkins University.
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