17th August 2020 – In no great surprise it was announced in the last few days that the US borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed until at least September 21st 2020. In all likelihood, this won’t be the last 1-month extension to the original March closure agreements. Canadians are especially keen to keep the door shut, with the dire infection rate in the US causing concern on both sides of the border.
Travel deemed as essential, including trucking, health worker travel and airline crew movement will still be permitted.
We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of #COVID19. Accordingly, we have agreed to extend the limitation of non-essential travel at our shared land ports of entry through September 21.
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) August 14, 2020
Update on the Canada-US border: We have agreed to extend the measures in place by another 30 days, until September 21st. We’re taking this step to keep people in both our countries safe – because your health and safety is always our top priority. https://t.co/naYDR55yRa
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 14, 2020