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

They were originally set to expire on June 21, 2020.

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 border restrictions through November 21 at least.

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The ban—which was originally set to expire on June 21 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.

"To continue to limit the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico and Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Nov 21. We are working closely with Mexico and Canada to identify safe criteria to ease the restrictions in the future and support our border communities," Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf wrote on Twitter this week.

The borders have essentially been closed since March. Extensions to the orders had been placed back in April, May, June, July, August, September and now once again in November.

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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