USDHS Announces Restriction on “Non-Essential” Travel Between Canada-U.S.-Mexico
On March 20, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued joint statements with the Governments of Canada and Mexico that “Non-Essential” travel between the countries will be temporarily restricted in measures to combat COVID-19. The restriction will go into effect on March 21, 2020 and will be in place for at least the next 30 days.
“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.