U.S. Extends Closure of Land Borders with Canada and Mexico until March 21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Friday the land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain open only for essential travel and trade, in an attempt to control the spread of the virus. 

The new ban extension is set to be enforced until, at least, March 21, 2021. According to the U.S. government, people who come to the country for medical, educational, employment of business needs will still be allowed to cross. 

U.S. nationals returning home, permanent residents, government workers and members of the armed forces on duty will be also allowed entry. 

Additionally, the White House has been reportedly “holding meetings about potentially tightening requirements” for crossing

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