CDC extends and amends order temporarily suspending travel of certain foreign nationals from Canada and Mexico.

On May 20, 2020, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the temporary suspension of certain foreign nationals traveling to the United States through Canada and Mexico.

The CDC Director first ordered the temporary suspension for 30 days in March and extended the order for another 30 days in April to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The orders have not applied to US Citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members, military personnel and their immediate family members, foreign nationals who hold valid travel documents and arrive at a port of entry, or foreign nationals who arrive at a port of entry from countries in the visa waiver program who are not otherwise subject to travel restrictions. The May 20th extension expands the order’s reach to apply to land and coastal ports of entry and border patrol stations.

The order is extended for another 30 days until the CDC Director determines that the suspension is no longer needed to protect the nation’s public health.