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US Extends Land Border Restrictions Thru Sept. 21, 2021


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7 minutes ago, blankletmusic said:

Does this mean that US citizens living in Mexico cannot drive into the US (unless it's for a very specific, approved reason)?

No.  US citizens can cross. 

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LOL! Well, Canada doesn't make it easy to enter even if you're a citizen of Canada.

COVID-19 Information - Canada | U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Canada (usembassy.gov)  click on Entry and Exit Requirements and read this...

Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Yes
  • While Canada restricts non-essential land, sea, and air entry by most foreign nationals,  fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents travelling for non-essential reasons may be able to enter Canada.  For more information on entry restrictions, see the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) website here.
    • “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. “Essential travel”, which is still permitted, includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.
  • Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), including those engaging in non-essential travel, may enter Canada from the United States.  All travelers must use the ArriveCAN system to enter their traveler information, including proof of vaccination, before arriving in Canada.  For additional information on travel for fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, please click here.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  Yes, for travelers ages 5 and older.
    • Travelers by land or air must provide negative laboratory COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results taken within 72 hours of their arrival at a land border or their scheduled air departure to Canada. There are no exceptions for travelers who are partially or fully vaccinated.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
    • Upon arrival to Canada, as well as towards the end of their 14-day quarantine, non-vaccinated travelers by land and air are required to take a COVID-19 molecular test.  Canada has implemented randomized on-arrival COVID-19 molecular testing for fully vaccinated travelers. For more on these requirements, please click here.
    • Fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada are not subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test towards the end of quarantine.  For more information on travel for fully vaccinated individuals, please click here.
    • All passengers on flights departing or arriving at Canadian airports are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering that covers their mouth and nose.
  • Land Travel Considerations:
    • Land borders are operating at reduced capacity and with limited hours. Visit CBP and CBSA for details on land border crossings.
    • All travelers must use the ArriveCAN system to enter their traveler information, including proof of vaccination, before arriving in Canada.
    • Stricter rules and additional entry conditions impact travelers transiting through Canada to or from Alaska for a non-discretionary purpose. Full information is available in the CBSA News release.
    • For more information on entering Canada at a land border, please click here.
  • Air Travel Considerations:
    • All travelers must use the ArriveCAN system to enter their traveler information, including proof of vaccination and quarantine plans, before arriving in Canada.
  • If you want to extend your stay in Canada as a visitor (stay in Canada longer), you need to apply for a visitor record. A visitor record is a document that gives you status as a visitor in Canada, allows you to stay longer and includes a new expiration date. You must apply for a visitor record before your current status expires.
  • If you have a work permit that is about to expire or you need to make changes to it, you should apply to extend your work permit or change the conditions on it. You need to apply at least 30 days before your current work permit expires. You cannot extend your work permit beyond the expiration date of your passport.
  • If you have a pending Canadian immigration application and your U.S. passport has expired, please see the Government of Canada’s webpage on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration, refugee, citizenship, and passport operations. You may be eligible for an extension on your application if it is not documentarily complete due to COVID-19.
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