WASHINGTON: The US homeland security department on Wednesday said that the country’s land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed for all non-essential travel until August 21.
The United States closed land borders for all non-essential travel at the start of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in March 2020 and continued extending it on a monthly basis. It has been extended for another 30 days even as they have allowed Canadians to fly in.
The extension came days after Canada announced its decision to allow fully vaccinated visitors from the US starting August 9.
As per reports, the Biden administration is yet to decide whether only fully vaccinated individuals would be allowed whenever the land borders get opened up for non-essential travel.
On the other hand, Canada has announced that only fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents currently residing in the US will be allowed from August 9.