U.S.-Canada-Mexico “Non-Essential” Travel Restrictions Extended to 11/21/2020

U.S.-Canada-Mexico “Non-Essential” Travel Restrictions Extended to 11/21/2020

UPDATED 10/19/2020: USCBP announces that Non-Essential travel restriction between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico has been extended to November 21, 2020. This is an additional 30-day extension of a restriction that has been in place since April 20, 2020.
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On October 19, 2020, USDHS Acting Secretary Chad Wolf released a statement via Twitter that the restrictions on “Non-Essential” travel between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico has been extended for an additional 30 days (to November 21, 2020). 

In the original announcement released by USDHS on April 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 April 20, 2020.

Please see the updated USDHS Fact Sheet on the U.S.-Canada-Mexico travel restrictions issued here.