US borders with Canada, Mexico to remain closed to nonessential travel through April 21

Thursday brought bad news for people planning spring and early summer trips: America’s land borders with Canada and Mexico will be closed to nonessential travel until at least April 21.

“To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in Canada and Mexico, the United States is extending the restrictions on nonessential travel at our land borders through April 21, while ensuring continued flows of essential trade and travel,” the Department of Homeland Security announced via tweet.

Until then, DHS said, “We will work with our counterparts to identify an approach to easing restrictions when conditions permit and with the protection of our citizens from COVID-19 at the forefront of our minds.”

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