USA, Mexico and Canada extend border restrictions due to COVID-19

Photo of author

By admin

The United States, Mexico and Canada have extended border restrictions imposed by COVID-19 until February 21. This was announced on Tuesday, January 12 by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

“To further prevent the spread of COVID, the United States, Mexico and Canada will extend the restrictions on optional travel until February 21,” the ministry said in a statement. Twitter

On November 19, 2020, Canada and the United States have already extended the border closure regime. This decision was made against the background of an increase in the number of infections with coronavirus infection.

The Canadian-American border closed on March 21. All optional movements of citizens of the two countries, as well as tourists, are prohibited. As Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time, these restrictions will last until the parties are confident in the safety of the usual regime of movement of citizens across the border.

Canada and the United States have the world’s longest land border, with a length of almost 9,000 km.

The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. In almost a year, the disease covered 217 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.

Leave a Comment