US Extends Covid-19 Travel Restrictions with Canada, Mexico
(CNN) - The United States has extended Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential travel at land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico until July 21, according to a tweet from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Sunday.
"To reduce the spread of #COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through July 21, while ensuring access for essential trade & travel," DHS wrote.
"DHS also notes positive developments in recent weeks and is participating with other US agencies in the White House's expert working groups with Canada and Mexico to identify the conditions under which restrictions may be eased safely and sustainably."
In March 2020, the US and Canada mutually agreed to shut down the border to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
On Friday, Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced that Canada had extended its Covid-19 restrictions on non-essential international and US travel until July 21.
Addressing the media after the announcement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged that the extension of the travel restrictions may be "frustrating" for many people but that his goal is to keep Canadians safe.
Mexico allows US travelers by air. There's no need for a negative PCR test for Covid-19, and no quarantine required. Most resorts, however, ask guests to fill out health questionnaires.
On June 7, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered Mexico's advisory rating from "very high" risk level 4 to "high" risk level 3. The CDC advises travelers to be fully vaccinated before traveling to Mexico.