U.S.-Canada-Mexico “Non-Essential” Travel Restrictions Extended to 09/21/2021
UPDATED 08/23/2021: USDHS/USCBP has posted to the Federal Register that the Non-Essential travel restriction at land ports of entry between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico has been extended for an additional period (to September 21, 2021). This travel restriction has been in place since March 21, 2020.
A copy of the Federal Register Notice on the U.S.-Canada travel restrictions can be found here.
A copy of the Federal Register Notice on the U.S.-Mexico travel restrictions can be found here.
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USCBP has previously posted on its Twitter an infographic listing what is eligible “Essential Travel”.
In the original announcement released by USDHS on March 20, 2020, “Non-Essential” is defined in the notice as including “travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature”. While this does not reference entering the U.S. as a student, scholar, or worker, it will be important to evaluate travel plans if there is an urgency to return to the U.S. in the event the restrictions are enhanced and include students/scholars.
USDHS, as well as Canadian and Mexican authorities, have reviewed and extended multiple times the travel restrictions in 30-day increments since March 20, 2020.
Please see the USDHS Fact Sheet on the U.S.-Canada-Mexico travel restrictions issued here.