US-Canadian Border Closed to All Non-Essential Travel

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By: Angelita Chavez-Halaka; Gladys Gervacio


In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the border between the United States and Canada has closed to all non-essential travel starting, Friday, March 20, 2020, at 11:59 PM at each border crossing’s local time. The international border will remain open for essential travel, but non-essential travel will be restricted until at least Monday, April 20.

Impact on Cross-Border Travel

Non-essential travel refers to tourist and recreational activities. Cross-border commercial activity, urgent business travel, and trade will not be impacted. Air crew, diplomats, and healthcare workers will also be permitted to cross the US-Canadian border.

The United States and Canadian governments will consider ending or extending the border closure in 30 days.

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