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Land Travel Restrictions Into Canada and Mexico Extended

US extends travel restrictions at land borders with Canada and Mexico through March 21.

Traveling to Canada and Mexico by car is going to remain extremely difficult for the foreseeable future.

The United States’ land borders with Mexico and Canada will stay closed to non-essential travel until March 21. The new 30-day extension was the first announced by President Biden as the White House continued discussing possibly tightening requirements for crossings at U.S. land borders.

Indeed, Canada has shown minimal interest in repealing restrictions and recently announced new COVID-19 testing requirements for some Canadians returning by land crossings.

There is some hope however as President Biden directed U.S. officials in an executive order last month to “immediately commence diplomatic outreach” to both governments regarding public health protocols for land ports of entry.

If you have any questions about traveling to Canada or Mexico by land or have questions about “what is non-essential travel”, give me a call at 616-233-9300. My name is Robert Mirque and I am an immigration lawyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan.