US-Canada border travel restrictions extended to March 21, 2021

Restrictions at border in place for nearly a year amid COVID pandemic

The Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

DETROIT – The travel restrictions across the U.S.-Canada border will remain in place through March 21, 2021, at least.

Canada announced last week discretionary, or non-essential, travel between the U.S. and Canada will remain in place another month. The restrictions would have expired Sunday, Feb. 21.

The same rules will still apply: Essential travel, including certain workers and transportation of goods, is still allowed to cross the border between the neighboring countries. Nonessential travel is prohibited across the U.S.-Canada border.

Canada and the U.S. have limited border crossings since March 2020, extending the restrictions each month.

On Dec. 1, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the ban on nonessential travel with the United States will not be lifted until COVID-19 is significantly more under control around the world.

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