The United States extends travel restrictions at Canada and Mexico borders
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 The United States extended its land borders with Canada and Mexico to the 21. Despite Ottawa's decision to open its border to vaccinated Americans, Americans were restricted to nonessential travel
The United States increased the extraordinary restrictions on Canada and Mexico on a monthly basis since March 2020, when they were imposed to address the spread of COVID-19.
The latest monthly extension is due Oct. 21 - Jeff Zients, White House COVID-19 coordinator, told reporters Monday.
Zients said nearly all foreign nationals traveling to the United States by air will have to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination starting in November.
He said "we have no changes to land border policies at this time."
The White House has pushed for the lift of restrictions to stop Canadians from crossing the northern U.S. border since March 2020.
State citizens can't return home because of the land border restrictions.
The refusal of the Republican Senator Steve Daines said the White House's "continued refusal" to open the northern border is inexplicable and devastating Montana border communities and our economy."