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Travel restrictions between the United States, Canada and Mexico have just been extended through March 21, 2021

They were originally set to expire in March of last year.

Anna Ben Yehuda

If you were planning on traveling to Canada or Mexico from the United States in the next month, think again. In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the countries just announced that they will extend the currently-in-place land-crossing border restrictions through next month—specifically, March 21, 2021. Air travel remains unaffected.

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The ban—which was originally set to expire on March 18 of 2020 but has been pushed off on a monthly basis since then—prohibits non-essential travel between the North American countries. Only those working in essential services and citizens/residents returning home will be allowed to cross the border.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to explain that the decision was made "to keep you safe and limit the spread of COVID-19."

The borders have essentially been closed for a year now, although the Department of Homeland Security has stated that it is "working to ensure essential trade and travel remain open."

Given that we won't even be able to travel to Europe in the upcoming months, how about embarking on a gorgeous road trip instead? 

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