US-Mexico, US-Canada border closure extended to August 21

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Eric L Martin | Chubby Diaries

On Thursday July 16, Department of Homeland Security announced the closures of the borders into Mexico and Canada will be extended into August.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted the news on Thursday.

“Based on the success of the existing restrictions and close collaboration with Mexico and Canada, @DHSgov will continue to limit non-essential travel at our land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico until Aug. 20,” he wrote.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian’s Prime Minister, also announced in a press conference of the extension of the closure as well.
“Update on our border: Non-essential travel between Canada and the US remains restricted,” Trudeau wrote. “And as we continue to fight COVID-19, we have agreed to extend the current border measures by another 30 days – until August 21st – to keep people in both our countries safe.”

“We’re going to keep working closely with our American neighbors to keep people safe on both sides of the border,” Trudeau said at a news conference, according to Reuters.

Americans who are returning back into the U.S. from Canada will be allowed to enter.

According to the Canadian Border Services Agency, anyone who is not a citizen or permanent resident of that country must prove they are traveling for an essential purpose, are only transiting or are an immediate family member of a citizen or permanent resident. They must also have a plan to quarantine for 14 days unless they are exempted.

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