The closures of the U.S. land borders with Mexico and Canada for non-essential travel have been extended another month to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The land borders will remain closed through Sept. 21, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced in a tweet on Friday morning.
The U.S. land borders have been closed to non-essential travel since March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trucks have continued to move freight relatively freely across the Mexican and Canadian borders during the closure.
Pandemic-related shutdowns of large portions of the U.S., Mexican and Canadian economies have proven to be the biggest drag on cross-border trade.
U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada cross-border freight volumes have pushed higher over the summer after plunging during the spring because of the pandemic.
Drug seizures have also surged at both borders during the closures.
Cross-Border Freight Market Reporter Noi Mahoney contributed to this report.