Restrictions on the US border with Canada and Mexico have been extended

US Customs and Border Protection vehicles closed for non-border traffic at the Canadian-US border crossing the Thousand Islands Bridge to counter the spread of COVID-19 in Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada Standing next to a sign indicating that it has been done. September 28, 2020. (Lars Hugberg / Reuters)

Washington / Ottawa-The US land border between Canada and Mexico remains closed for non-essential travel until at least June 21, the US and Canadian governments said Thursday.

The limit was first imposed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has been extended by 30 days. US lawmakers in the northern border states have urged the restrictions to be lifted to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

By David Shepardson of Washington and Steve Scherer of Ottawa

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