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UPDATED: Travel Between U.S. and Canada Suspended UPDATED: Travel Between U.S. and Canada Suspended

UPDATED: Travel Between U.S. and Canada Suspended

The U.S. and Canada have suspended non-essential travel between the two countries for at least 30 days. Beginning March 21, 2020, land and ferry ports of entry are restricted to essential travel. The travel suspension does not currently apply to air, freight rail or sea travel but does apply to passenger rail and ferry travel. Exemptions apply for returning citizens and permanent residents, border crossings for essential work or for other urgent reasons, as well as maintenance of cross-border supply chains. As the U.S. and Canadian response to the pandemic continues to evolve rapidly, employers are strongly encouraged to make immediate arrangements related to cross-border travel. Travelers should expect delays and inconsistent application of the travel suspension by port of entry officials. Employees may be required to shelter in place until the travel restrictions are lifted and will need to ensure compliance with relevant immigration laws.

Please contact Jenifer BrownChristl GlierKristin Kelley, or any other member of Ice Miller’s immigration team to discuss this travel suspension or any other immigration needs.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.
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