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Key Points

  • North American land borders will remain closed through June 21, 2021 due to COVID-19
  • Nonessential travel remains prohibited until further notice
  • Essential travel for medical reasons, work, or education and US citizens returning home is permitted
  • Border closures apply to land, ferry, and rail travel
  • Air travel is permitted
  • Updates on border status will be provided as available


North American border closures will remain in effect for another month due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Land borders between the US and Canada and the US and Mexico will be closed through June 21, 2021.

What are the Changes?

Land borders will continue to remain closed to nonessential travel until further notice. Only essential travel will be permitted while the travel restrictions remain in effect, which includes US citizens and lawful permanent residents returning home, travel for work, medical reasons, or education, and individuals who are engaged in lawful cross-border trade or official government travel. Travel across land borders for tourism, sightseeing, and recreation is prohibited.

What Should Travelers Know?

The travel restrictions apply to commuter rail, ferry, and land travel. Air travel is not impacted.

Looking Ahead

North American land borders have been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19. Changes to border status will be provided as available.

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