US-Canada, Mexico border restrictions extended to at least Sept. 21 amid coronavirus pandemic

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The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to nonessential travel for at least another month, Canada’s public safety minister said Friday.

The statement by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States.

The land border restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus pandemic were first announced in March and have been renewed monthly.

Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted: "We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of #COVID19. Accordingly, we have agreed to extend the limitation of non-essential travel at our shared land ports of entry through September 21."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also shared the news on social media, adding, "We’re taking this step to keep people in both our countries safe – because your health and safety is always our top priority."

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Source: USA Today