Following Spike of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S., Border Restrictions Continue
In a move that was not surprising due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada and the Mexican Foreign Ministry have both announced the continuation of the COVID-19 border restrictions between Canada, Mexico and the United States. These restrictions were first announced in March and have been extended four times since then. The restrictions are now set to expire on August 21, 2020 but are subject to further extensions.
These closures are not meant to affect essential goods and services. But travel for tourism including but not limited to sightseeing, recreation, gambling or attending cultural events is non-essential and not allowed. The restrictions only affect land ports of entry.