Travel Restrictions Extended at the US-Canada Border

Aug 20, 2021 By MarketDepth

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Border Closed

The United States has signaled its intent to extend the restrictions on non-essential travel between borders with Canada and Mexico. The decision comes as many countries continue to struggle against the Delta variant of COVID-19. The restrictions are specific to land and ferry crossings of the border, with flights to the U.S. still allowed under certain conditions.

Canada open for American Travelers

Despite the latest extension of restrictions, fully vaccinated Americans have been able to enter Canada for non-essential visits since Aug. 9th, according to CTV News. 

Covid-19 Resurgence

However, citizens and businesses on both sides of the border have expressed dismay at the consequences of travel restrictions. Yet, with Delta variant cases rising since late June in the United States, and Canada also showing slight signs of an increase in Delta cases in the last month, the latest 30-day extension of the restrictions could yet be a beginning, rather than an end to the restrictions on non-essential travel at the U.S. border, which have been in place since March, 2020