The Biden administration intends to change protocols for those entering the U.S. by car. The changes will also affect the sea points of entry
The U.S. announced that it does not plan to open U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico for now. The ban on travel without a special need or good reason will be extended until at least January 21. The ban was part of an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The 30-day extension of the ban comes amid measures the Biden administration intends to take to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Specifically, Joe Biden has ordered negotiations with the governments of Canada and Mexico “regarding the development of protocols to protect public health at land ports of entry.” Biden’s order also applies to U.S. seaports.
Recall that on January 26 the U.S. introduced new requirements for international air passengers. They require a negative COVID-19 test result no later than three days before departure to board a flight to the United States.
Canada is also not interested in lifting the restrictions soon because of the ongoing epidemic in the U.S., said Canadian Public Safety Minister Bill Blair.