The US border will remain closed to Canadian citizens – double vaccinated or not – for at least another month.
In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security announced it would be extending restrictions on non-essential land and ferry travel from Canada and Mexico until at least September 21st.
This announcement comes despite Canada opening its border to fully vaccinated American citizens and permanent residents on August 9th.
“In coordination with public health and medical experts, DHS continues working closely with its partners across the United States and internationally to determine how to safely and sustainably resume normal travel,” Homeland Security said in a tweet.
Essential trade and travel will not be impacted.
To minimize the spread of #COVID19, including the Delta variant, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through September 21, while continuing to ensure the flow of essential trade and travel.
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) August 20, 2021
The restrictions, which have been in place since March 2020, were originally set to expire this Saturday, August 21st, and have been in place since March 2020.
No estimated date has been provided on when the US would be reopening its border to Canadians.