U.S. borders with Mexico, Canada to remain closed
Washington — The United States’ borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed for non-essential travel for another month as the country braces for what public health experts say will be a difficult winter battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Monday that the three countries will extend travel restrictions through November 21 in an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities,” Wolf tweeted.
Bill Blair, Canada’s minister of public safety and emergency preparedness, said the nation’s “decisions will continue to be baked on the best public health advice available to keep Canadians safe.”