In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to restrict all non-essential travel across borders.
- Non-essential travel between U.S. and Canada/Mexico borders is restricted. Non-essential travel includes tourism and recreation. Essential travel for trade, commerce, and other reasons may be permitted.
- CBP will no longer detain illegal immigrants at holding facilities and will immediately return these aliens to the country they entered from – Canada or Mexico. Where such a return is not possible, CBP will return these aliens to their country of origin.
- These measures will be in place for 30 days, beginning on March 21, 2020, at which point it will be reviewed by both parties.
The agreement aims to limit the further spread of the coronavirus while also recognizing the robust trade and supply train relationships between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
- DHS Factsheet, March 23, 3020, https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/23/fact-sheet-dhs-measures-border-limit-further-spread-coronavirus