NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The Department of Homeland Security announced that non-essential travel restrictions for US land borders with Mexico and Canada will remain closed at least through this time next month.
The restrictions until August 21 were announced two days after Canadian officials said he country will start allowing fully-vaccinated U.S. visitors across the border on August 9.READ MORE: North Texas Businessman Ken Dunn One Of 4 Killed In Jet Crash
The US has limited non-essential travel along both borders since the start of the pandemic and the move Wednesday is actually a 30-day extension of policies already in place. The restrictions do not, and have never, applied to US citizens and lawful permanent residents, people traveling for medical purposes or to attend school, and cross-border trade.READ MORE: 'We Simply Have To Do More': Louisiana Governor Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Due To COVID-19 Surge
The United States has continued to extend restrictions on travel to Mexico and Canada on a monthly basis since March 2020.MORE NEWS: Willie Nelson Set To Perform At Billy Bob's Texas For 58th Time In November
A new round of White house meetings, to discuss travel restrictions and possible vaccination requirements, are being planned.