Temporary Border Closures Due to COVID-19 Between U.S. and Both Canada and Mexico

To limit the spread of the coronavirus, the United States has entered into joint initiatives with Canada and Mexico to temporarily close its northern and southern borders for all nonessential travel, effective March 21, 2020, for a 30-day period. Essential commercial activity will not be impacted.

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What is the Meaning of the US- Canada and US-Mexico Temporary Border Closures due to the COVID19 Pandemic?

To limit the further spread of Coronavirus, the United States entered into joint initiatives with Canada and Mexico to temporarily close its Northern and Southern borders for all non-essential travel, effective March 21, 2020, for a 30-day period.  Essential commercial activity will not be impacted.

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Immigration Information from Canada on Closure of Land Border with the United States

Effective 11:59 p.m. EDT last night, the Canada-U.S. land border closed to all non-essential travel. This closure will initially be in effect for 30 days. Non-essential travel includes travel for tourism or recreational purposes. Trade and commerce will continue. The definition of what constitutes “essential” travel remains open to interpretation. Minister Blair today referred to “essential” as serving and keeping Canadians healthy and safe. Read the official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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