Border Restrictions Extended to June 21

Temporary restrictions on non-essential travel across shared ports of entry between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico were extended for an additional thirty days to  June 21. U.S. and Mexican federal authorities are working to increase flexibility on restrictions starting June 22 based on the propagation indexes of COVID-19 and the number of vaccines administered on both sides of the border.

Mayor Todd Gloria met with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to discuss the negative impacts that border restrictions have had on San Diego’s economy. Secretary Mayorkas noted that multiple factors are considered monthly as decisions are made to extend border restrictions due to the pandemic. As part of our ongoing efforts urging the Biden administration to lift border restrictions, the Chamber shared an overview of the impact these restrictions have had on our business community. We appreciate your input in the matter – please send any information, data, or statements on how border restrictions have impacted your business via email to kzamarripa@sdchamber.org.