Border restrictions for non-essential travels have been extended once more until October 21, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients said Monday.
The restrictions were initially implemented in March 2020 and since then have been extended every month, a report said.
The White House announced a new international air travel system that will allow vaccinated foreign nationals to travel to the US beginning November. However, it hasn’t been stated when land travel restrictions will ease.
The restrictions are implemented through the Department of Homeland Security and its Canadian and Mexican counterparts. These prevent non-U.S. residents in Mexico or Canada from crossing the border for non-essential travel.
American tourists can fly into Mexico and Canada and vice versa. Still, Canadian authorities will require all air travelers, cruise ship passengers, and passengers aboard interprovincial trains to have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Canada, a department of the Canadian government, said that the current entry requirements will stay in place until November. 21