The United States has just extended the restrictions on non-essential travel with Canada until September 21, 2021. Most non-essential travel at land or ferry border crossings will remain prohibited for the time being. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the measures are still in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.
The Department added that it will maintain “the flow of essential trade and travel” and continue communicating with health and medical experts. It will also work with international partners to figure out when things can return to normal safely. The department shared this information on Twitter at 8:03 a.m. on August 20, 2021.
The restrictions were originally in place since March 2020 and were set to expire this Saturday. Canada has already opened their borders to fully vaccinated Americans on August 9. In order to travel to Canada, The American citizen will need all required doses of a Health-Canada approved vaccine 14-days prior to traveling.
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