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Forget about Las Americas! U.S. extends border restrictions until September

The restrictions will continue until September 21, according to the DHS

Mexicans will be prohibited from crossing into the United States for non-essential travel for another 30 days, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Friday.

"The United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through September 21, while continuing to ensure the flow of essential travel and commerce," DHS said on Twitter.

According to U.S. authorities, this is in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, which includes the Delta variant.

We recall that since August 9, Canada reopened its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents; but it will be until September 7 that any fully vaccinated foreign citizen will be able to enter Canada. However, only those vaccinated with: Pfizer, Moderna AstraZeneca and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

"In coordination with medical and public health experts, DHS continues to work closely with its partners in the United States and internationally to determine how to resume normal travel in a safe and sustainable manner," it was stated.


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