US-Canada-Mexico Borders to Remain Closed as Coronavirus Persists

New York Post

The United States will keep its borders with Mexico and Canada closed for another month for all non-essential travel, the acting US homeland security chief said Monday.

“To continue to limit the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Nov. 21,” acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf tweeted. “We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities.”

Wolf’s announcement came at the same time as an announcement from his Canadian counterpart, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, who tweeted that the decision was “based on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”

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