NIAGARA FALLS – Federal leaders have extended restrictions of non-essential travel between the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The United States Department of Homeland Security extended the non-essential travel restrictions until February 21.
This is the eighth time these restrictions have been extended by Homeland Security due to COVID-19.
These restrictions apply to the U.S.-Canadian “land border,” and will continue to limit “travel that is considered tourism or recreational.”
According to Homeland Security, they are working with both countries to keep essential trade travel open while limiting the spread of the virus.
Additionally, the Department stated that they are discussing the following with Canada and Mexico to “safely ease restrictions in the future and support U.S. border communities.”
The original travel restrictions were enacted on March 23, 2020 and extended again on April 21, May 20, June 16, July 16, August 14, September 24, and October 22.