April 21 2021 Canada and the United States extended land border restrictions on non-essential travel on Tuesday, local time, U.S. Chinese reported. In addition, air travelers arriving in Canada will continue to be required to be quarantined at their own expense at the hotel for three days.
The border restrictions, reportedly imposed by the United States and Canada, began in March 2020 and have now been extended to 21 May. Mexico said late on April 19 that it would also maintain some border travel restrictions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said it was in discussions with Canada and Mexico to ease restrictions as health conditions improved. ”
Reported that these restrictions hit many border communities and businesses. Many U.S. lawmakers have urged that restrictions be relaxed or that plans be put in place to resume normal travel.
In addition, canada’s interim measures during the spring break, including the continuation of mandatory three-day quarantine at hotels following airport testing, were extended until 21 May.
Air travelers to Canada must test three days before departure and provide proof of negative results before boarding, and then test again at the airport upon arrival, the report said. Passengers must book a government-designated hotel for 3 nights prior to departure and wait for the results in isolation at the hotel upon arrival. If the result is negative, passengers are also asked to return home for the remainder of the 14-day quarantine.
More than 1,000 (1.5 per cent) of passengers arriving in Canada between February 22 and March 25 tested positive, data showed, raising concerns about easing restrictions ahead of the peak summer travel season.