August 6, 2021

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US extends travel restrictions until August 21

(CNN) – Biden Administration Non-extended essential travel restrictions To the northern and southern borders of the United States until August 21st.

From the beginning, the United States has been restricting non-essential travel on both borders International spread Extending these restrictions monthly. These restrictions do not apply to cross-border trade, U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, persons traveling for medical purposes, or attending school.

However, in recent weeks the administration has been criticized for continuing to maintain controls, more than a year after the Govt-19 epidemic, and beyond Canada announces reopening Vaccinated Americans.

In a statement to the Federal Register, Secretary of Defense Alejandro Myorgas notes that “there have been positive developments in recent weeks, including the renewal of millions of vaccines administered in the United States and the renewal of control centers.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CTC) has moved both Canada and Mexico from the Level 4 (highest) risk level for Covit-19 to Level 3 (high) in order to “recognize emerging conditions when more critical protections are needed.”

Still, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), For its abstract in English) The outbreak and continued spread and spread of COVID-19 in the United States and worldwide posed a risk.

A DHS spokesman cited concerns about the danger Delta variant And the company said it was “in constant contact with Canadian and Mexican counterparts to identify conditions under which controls could be made easier and more secure.”

The restrictions come into effect this Thursday and will remain in effect until August 21, “unless they are amended or revoked before that date.”

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