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US extends restrictions on non-essential travel to Canada and Mexico through April 21

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 08:40:10-04

(WXYZ) — The United States has extended restrictions on non-essential travel to Canada and Mexico through April 21.

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The Department of Homeland Security says it will work with counterparts to identify an approach to easing restrictions when conditions permit.

Homeland Security defines non-essential travel as “travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.” Essential travel — including travel for trade and business — remains open.

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Non-essential travel between the U.S., Canada and Mexico has been restricted since the start of the pandemic last spring and has been extended several times.

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