The United States, Mexico, and Canada are extending restrictions on non-essential travel for an additional 30 days due to the coronavirus, the Department of Homeland Security said on Monday.
“As President Trump stated last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain critical to slowing the spread and allowing the phased opening of the country,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said.
Border crossings banned for an additional month include travel that is considered tourism or recreational. People with temporary work visas, emergency personnel, students, and those traveling for business are still allowed to enter the U.S.
The announcement comes as the first 30-day order was set to expire. The administration announced on March 21 that it would close the northern and southern borders to most travel unrelated to commerce and trade in a bid to slow the spread of the virus.
There are more than 788,000 confirmed cases in the U.S., more than 36,000 in Canada, and more than 8,000 in Mexico, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.