US, Mexico, Canada to extend nonessential travel ban

16 Jun 20

UNITED STATES

The Department of Homeland Security announced today that it will extend the current restrictions on nonessential travel at land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico that were due to expire June 22.

Key points:

  • Only “essential travel” is permitted at all land ports of entry along the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders.
  • The list of individuals permitted to engage in “essential travel” includes U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) returning to the U.S. and people traveling to work in the U.S. (e.g., agricultural workers), engaging in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., truck drivers transporting goods), or traveling to attend school, receive medical treatment, for public health purposes, or a limited number of other reasons.
  • The restrictions do not include air or sea travel, but do apply to passenger rail, passenger ferry travel and pleasure boat travel.

Additional information: The current restrictions remain in place. The government is expected to publish additional information, including the length of the extension, in coming days.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice group. For additional information, please contact berryapplemanleiden@balglobal.com.

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