(NewsReady.com) – America is still working its way through the pandemic and part of that has involved shutting down border crossings. President Donald Trump wanted to make sure the virus didn’t spread more as people entered the US. Now, it looks like those rules may stay in place for a bit.
On March 21, the CDC issued a 30-day lockdown on non-essential travel from Canada and Mexico into the US. That was later extended another 30 days as the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported on April 20.
TRAVEL ALERT: The temporary restriction on non-essential travel at US land border ports of entry has been extended an additional 30 days. Essential travel and trade will continue unimpeded. Essential travel includes, but is not limited to: pic.twitter.com/Ykm8LXLZc8
— CBP (@CBP) April 20, 2020
With all of these extensions and no signs of COVID-19 going away anytime soon, that non-essential travel restriction could be indefinitely extended.
The order is currently under review by several facets of the government. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield stated this border lockdown would persist until he deems the virus “has ceased to be a danger to the public health.” The organization will review the policy every 30 days, but it won’t need reauthorization to keep the border closed to immigrants.
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