US Extends Border Closures With Mexico And Canada

The Washington Post reports:

Restrictions on all nonessential travel at the United States’ land borders with Canada and Mexico will enter their eighth month, U.S. acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf said Monday. “To continue to limit the spread of covid-19, the U.S., Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel until Nov. 21,” he said in a tweet. “We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future & support our border communities.”

The three countries agreed to impose the measures in March, and they have been extended by one-month increments ever since. They have had limited effects on trade and the movement of essential workers. But they have brought passenger crossings to a near standstill, devastated the tourism industry, separated loved ones and upended life in tightknit border communities.