Biden administration extends non-essential travel limits to Canada and Mexico
Restrictions imposed during most of the summer
The Biden administration has extended non-essential travel restrictions across the country’s borders.
The restrictions will go into effect Thursday and last until August 21, according to the federal government’s advice. The extension comes as the United States sees an increase in coronavirus cases nationwide.
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The United States has restricted these trips along the northern and southern borders since the start of the pandemic.
US citizens and lawful permanent residents are exempt from these restrictions. People who travel for medical reasons or to attend schools are also exempt.
An administration official said that while there has been a promising development in the fight against COVID-19, recent virus outbreaks and global transmission pose a risk.
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