The US has been limiting non-essential travel alongside each borders for the reason that begin of the pandemic and extending these restrictions on a month-to-month foundation. The restrictions do not apply to cross-border commerce, US residents and lawful everlasting residents, in addition to individuals touring for medical functions or to attend college, amongst others.
But over latest weeks, the administration has come beneath hearth for persevering with to preserve restrictions in place, greater than a 12 months into the pandemic, and after Canada introduced it was reopening to vaccinated Americans.
In notices to be posted within the Federal Register, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas notes that there have been “positive developments in recent weeks,” citing the hundreds of thousands of vaccines doses administered within the United States and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifting Canada and Mexico to Covid-19 Level 4 (Very High) to Level 3 (High) “in recognition of conditions that, while still requiring significant safeguards, are improving.”
Still, DHS discovered that the outbreak and continued transmission and unfold of Covid-19 each within the US and globally posed a threat.
The restrictions go into impact Thursday and stay in impact till August 21, “unless amended or rescinded prior to that time.”