Trump administration extends closure of Canada, Mexico borders

U.S. and Canada are closing shared border to nonessential travel ...

The Trump administration on Tuesday extended the closure of the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico land borders until June 22.

“The president has made it clear that we must continue to keep legitimate, commercial trade flowing while limiting those seeking to enter our country for non-essential purposes,” Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, said in a statement announcing the decision.

“Non-essential travel will not be permitted until this administration is convinced that doing so is safe and secure.”

He said Canada and Mexico agreed to the extension, which doesn’t affect air, rail, or sea travel.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decision was part of a mutual agreement, saying the 30-day extension was “the right thing” to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

%d bloggers like this: