its. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret Collins (Susan Margaret Collins) The State of Maine (R-Maine) urges the Biden administration to review the US-Canada border restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter to the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on February 1
Corinth Public Release This letter is on Thursday.
Collins said: “Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, strict travel restrictions have been imposed at the land port of entry between the United States and Canada.” write.
“Although I am happy that it is necessary to restrict unnecessary travel into the United States to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, these restrictions should reflect the local risk level along our borders and allow certain common-sense exceptions, such as low COVID-19. Close relatives or daily local trade in the spread area.”
The letter was announced after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a tweet on February 19 that the United States, Canada, and Mexico extended non-travel restrictions on their land borders to March 21, which will keep the restrictions in effect for a full year.
In order to protect our citizens and prevent the further spread of COVID-19, the United States, Canada, and Mexico have extended restrictions on non-essential travel until March 21. We are also committed to ensuring that the necessary trade and travel remain open.
— Department of Homeland Security (@DHSgov) February 19, 2021
These restrictions were initially agreed in March last year, but as the pandemic accelerates and continues, these restrictions will continue to expand during 2020.
Under current restrictions, Canadian citizens, dual Canadian citizens, family members and partners can cross the border for non-essential purposes. Associated Press Report.