The closing of borders between United States and their two neighbors Canadian and Mexican, in force since March, will be extended until December 21, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Minister of Homeland Security announced Thursday.
“In order to continue to prevent the spread of the Covid, the United States, Mexico and Canada will extend restrictions on non-essential travel until December 21″Chad Wolf posted on Twitter.
Ensure the security
“We are working closely with Mexico and Canada to enable essential trade and travel while protecting our citizens from the virus”, he added.
Canada has confirmed the extension of the restrictions.
“Our decisions will continue to be based on the best public health recommendations available to ensure the safety of Canadians”, wrote on Twitter the Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair.
Longest land border in the world
The closure of the border between the United States and Canada, the longest land border in the world, was decided in March and has since been renewed every month. Only trade in goods and merchandise and travel considered essential are allowed.
The United States, where the epidemic is in the midst of its exponential phase, has exceeded 250,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19, for more than 11.6 million recorded cases.
Covid-19 has killed more than 99,000 in Mexico and more than 11,000 in Canada.