TRAVEL BAN UPDATE: Canada-US Border Restrictions

By Elizabeth M. Klarin

March 18, 2020 | Immigration Blog

Both U.S. President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau have indicated that the U.S.-Canada border will now be closed “for non-essential traffic.” While both have indicated that non-essential traffic includes tourism and recreational activities, neither have confirmed how or whether this will impact business travel for individuals entering the U.S. as business visitors, intracompany transferees, NAFTA (TN professionals), treaty traders or investors, or in other business-related statuses. 
If you have traveled across the U.S. border for business purposes on March 18th or thereafter and are willing to relate your experience, please reach out to our immigration team by calling Elizabeth Klarin at (716) 853-5100 ext. 1288, or by email to, so that we may share your information anonymously with other impacted travelers via this blog. 
Questions may be directed to any of our immigration professionals. Please continue to check back on this site for ongoing updates as the impact of travel to and from the U.S and worldwide destinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. 

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