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US extends travel restrictions with Mexico and Canada

The US Department of Homeland Security decided on Friday to extend the closure of its borders with Canada and Mexico until at least September 21; Due to the outbreak of the (Delta) strain of the Corona virus.


The department said - in a tweet on the social networking site "Twitter": "In coordination with public health and medical experts, the Department of Homeland Security continues to work closely with its partners across the United States and internationally to determine how to safely and sustainably resume normal travel."


"Therefore, the exceptional closure has been extended monthly since it began at the beginning of the epidemic in March 2020," she added.


Canada began allowing fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents to enter the country on August 9, but Canadians still cannot travel to the United States unless for an essential purpose.


The current rules have drawn a backlash from the travel and tourism industry, as well as from lawmakers in border states who claim the rules are being applied inconsistently.


In June, US President Joe Biden's administration officials formed working groups with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and the United Kingdom; To consider when international travel restrictions would be lifted, the administration did not say when it plans to ease restrictions on international travel.