The temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico have been extended for an additional 30 days to June 22. The restrictions were first put in place in March to help control the spread of coronavirus. Initially, cross-border traffic decreased and as a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials implemented reduced hours of operation and lanes at select ports of entry. However, as businesses have begun to reopen, the traffic volume has increased leading to long wait times at the border. We are working with our partner organizations to ensure CBP is aware of this impact on cross border commerce and the workforce urging port of entry operations reflect demand.
Travel Restrictions at the Border Extended
May 27, 2020