Restrictions at US Land Borders With Canada, Mexico Extended

May 20, 2021 Updated: May 20, 2021

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA—U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least June 21, the U.S. and Canadian governments said on Thursday.

The restrictions were first imposed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been extended in 30-day increments. U.S lawmakers in northern border states have urged lifting restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

By David Shepardson in Washington and Steve Scherer in Ottawa