The US Extends Land Border Travel Restrictions with Mexico and Canada till August 21

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The US Homeland Security Department announced on Wednesday; that that country’s borders with Mexico and Canada; will remain closed till August 21. However, these restrictions are only for non-essential travelers. Essential travel is still allowed between the countries.

Non-Essential Travel Restrictions Extended in the US

The US Homeland Security Department; has extended the non-essential travel restrictions with Canada, and Mexico till August 21. However, essential travel is allowed as usual. The country closed its land borders with Canada and Mexico; when the COVID-19 pandemic started in March 2020. And since then, they have extended the restrictions; on monthly basis. Henceforth, it is extended again; for 30 days till August 21. On the other hand, Canadians can fly into America via air travel.

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The US Extends Land Border Travel Restrictions with Mexico and Canada till August 21
Source: Herald and Review

Canada to Allow Only Fully Vaccinated Americans to Enter in the Country from August 9

Recently, the Canadian government announced that only fully vaccinated citizens; will enter their land from August 9. This protocol is especially announced for American citizens. However, the US government hasn’t specified; whether they will only allow fully vaccinated citizens in the country; when the border opens. President Joe Biden is urging the country’s citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Moreover, he said that a low vaccination drive; is hampering the country’s economy.

The US Government to Conduct a High-Level Meeting on Travel Restrictions

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According to reports, the US government is planning to hold a high-level meeting very soon. They are receiving constant pressure from businesses in Canada; to ease the travel restrictions between the countries. Moreover, they are urging President Biden; to open the land borders between the two countries. Although, the government hasn’t taken any decision yet. But they are planning to ease the restrictions; as the tourism and airlines industries have suffered a lot; during the pandemic period.

The US Extends Land Border Travel Restrictions with Mexico and Canada till August 21
Source: Politico

Delta Variant Becoming a Major Obstacle

COVID-19 vaccination drive in the US; is moving at a slow pace currently. Earlier people were quite motivated to receive the jabs, but this spirit has slowed down. Recently, the government has witnessed; a sharp decline in vaccination rates. However, a good proportion of the country’s population; is vaccinated so far. As a result, the government eased several restrictions; and opened up businesses. But now they are quite skeptical of the fast-spreading; COVID-19 Delta variant. They are worried that this variant might hamper everything that is achieved so far.

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