The United States has extended border restrictions on nonessential travel yet again as COVID-19 infections
U.S. through Aug. 21, according to documents to be published in the Federal Register. The previous U.S. border restrictions were set to end Thursday.
The extensions come on the heels of that it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents Aug. 9, with plans to allow fully vaccinated travelers from any country on Sept. 7.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday: “Any decisions about resuming travel will be guided by our public health and medical experts. … I wouldn’t look at it through a reciprocal intention.”
How long have the borders been closed?
The Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with its Canadian and Mexican counterparts, first closed the United States’ borders to