The US Department of Homeland Security said that until at least July 21, US land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed to flights not considered essential. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the borders were closed last March.

The US land borders with Canada and Mexico were due to open on Monday, but it was decided to extend their closure for 30 days. Earlier, Canada announced a similar move. Restrictions are extended every month.

Canada makes border opening dependent on vaccination

The US side announced that it intends to consult with Canada and Mexico at the level of working groups every two weeks to determine the conditions for a permanent easing of restrictions.

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US border with Mexico stock struggle

Some members of Congress and communities living on both sides of the border have called for restrictions on the upcoming summer summit for tourist travel to be lifted.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already announced that the US border will remain closed up to 75 percent. Canadians will receive at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, 20 percent. You will receive two doses.

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According to sources in Washington, the US side does not make the opening of the borders contingent on specific indicators related to the percentage of vaccinated people.

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