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News Alert: US, Canada, Mexico border closures extended to Nov. 21

Trucking, rail operations remain largely unaffected by ban on nonessential travel.

The closure of the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico will remain closed for nonessential travel until at least Nov. 21, officials from the three countries announced on Monday.

Cross-border trucking and rail operations should remain unaffected by the continued closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The U.S., Canada and Mexico closed their shared land borders for nonessential travel in March. 

The restrictions haven’t had a significant direct impact on freight volumes. In fact, the closures have significantly reduced traffic at border crossings. 

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One Comment

  1. Many more people who cross the border for work are getting huge medical bills in the U S who have Ont as a home base. Seven truck drivers are now parked after getting coronavoius and medical bills of over $240,000 U S . Something has to be done about private insurance. I am currently camped out to in front of a insurance company head office in Goderich Ont.

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Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist and producer who covers cybersecurity and cross-border trucking and logistics for FreightWaves. He spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at