U.S./Canada land border remains closed to all non-essential travel

CANADA – While the Canadian land and water border has been open, with restrictions, to U.S. travellers since Monday, Aug. 9, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated in a Tweet on Friday, Aug. 20 that the U.S. land and water border would remain closed to both Mexico and Canada until Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the earliest.

“To minimize the spread of #COVID19, including the Delta variant, the United States is extending travel restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings” states the Tweet, “while continuing to ensure the flow of essential trade and travel.

“In coordination with public health and medical experts, DHS continues working closely with its partners across the United States and internationally to determine how to safely and sustainably resume normal travel.”

U.S. citizens can currently Canada for non-essential travel across land and water borders provided they are fully vaccinated, have a negative COVID-19 test, and have filled out all required travel documents via the ArriveCAN app.