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COVID-19 BORDER CLOSURE

[DETROIT, Michigan– August [14], 2020]

Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the temporary restrictions of all non-essential travel across the Canada-US border until September 21st, 2020.

On March 24, 2020, DHS published notice of the Secretary’s decision to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border to “essential travel,” as further defined in that document. The document described the developing circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that, given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary had determined that the risk of continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 between the United States and Canada posed a “specific threat to human life or national interests.” The Secretary later published a series of notifications continuing such limitations on travel until 11:59 p.m. EDT on August 20, 2020.

The Secretary has continued to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of August 17, there are over 21.2 million confirmed cases globally, with over 761,000 confirmed deaths. There are over 5.3 million confirmed and probable cases within the United States, over 121,000 confirmed cases in Canada, and over 511,000 confirmed cases in Mexico.

Given the outbreak and continued transmission and spread of COVID-19 within the United States and globally, the Secretary has determined that the risk of continued transmission and spread of the virus associated with COVID-19 between the United States and Canada poses an ongoing “specific threat to human life or national interests.


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