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Key Points

  • Due to COVID-19, US-Mexico and US-Canada land borders will remain closed through Aug. 21
  • The provisions of the ongoing border closure will stay the same
  • Travel will be permitted across land borders for essential reasons only
  • The restrictions only apply to train, boat, and passenger ferry travel
  • Air travel is not impacted

Overview

Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, US-Mexico and US-Canada land borders will remain closed through August 21, 2021.

What are the Changes?

North American land borders will remain closed for another month. Aside from the extended closure, all other provisions of the existing border closure will stay the same. The border closures apply to train, boat, and passenger ferry travel only. Air travel is not affected.

Travel is restricted to essential purposes only at this time, which includes:

  • US citizens and permanent residents traveling home
  • People traveling across borders for healthcare, employment, or education
  • Individuals involved in cross-border trade

Limited additional exceptions may be permitted in certain circumstances. Travel for tourism and recreational reasons is prohibited.

Looking Ahead

US-Mexico and US-Canada land borders have been closed since March 2020. Border closures have been extended on a monthly basis since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Information will be provided as available on future border closures.

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