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U.S. Northern and Southern borders to remain partially closed - but still OPEN for Trucking

The Department of Homeland Security has extended its decision to partially closed to "non-essential" travel, which initially took effect on 3/21/20 and is now effective through 6/22/20. However, freight and truck traffic continues to be deemed essential. All trucks and all loads are permitted to continue to cross borders.

In its declaration, CBP enumerates examples of essential travel, which include but are not limited to: 

  • U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States;

  • Individuals traveling for medical purposes (e.g., to receive medical treatment in the United States);

  • Individuals traveling to attend educational institutions;

  • Individuals traveling to work in the United States (e.g., individuals working in the farming or agriculture industry who must travel between the United States and Canada in furtherance of such work);

  • Individuals traveling for emergency response and public health purposes (e.g., government officials or emergency responders entering the United States to support Federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government efforts to respond to COVID-19 or other emergencies);

  • Individuals engaged in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., truck drivers supporting the movement of cargo between the United States and Canada);

  • Individuals engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel;

  • Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and the spouses and children of members of the U.S.Armed Forces, returning to the United States; and

  • Individuals engaged in military-related travel or operations.

What do you think about this decision? Do you Agree or Disagree? Do you have any suggestions for the Department of Homeland and Security? Commend down below.

Thank for reading,

Petru Grati.


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