May 13, 2020 / 2:58 PM / 17 days ago

Travel restrictions at U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico likely to be extended - U.S. official

WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) - Travel restrictions at the U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico due to the novel coronavirus pandemic will likely be extended, a U.S. official told Reuters on Wednesday.

The restrictions, which temporarily bar non-essential travel to limit the spread of the virus, initially went into effect in March and are set to expire by May 21.

A Mexican government source said on Tuesday that officials were still discussing the issue, but that an extension for a limited period seemed likely. (Reporting by Ted Hesson in Washington and Dave Graham in Mexico City Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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