Document Type

Border Policy Brief

Publication Date

Fall 2020


Border Security, Comparative Analyses, Economic Relationships, Government, Transportation


The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic marks a pivotal moment for border operations and policy. Governments and private industry around the world are trying to develop and implement screening protocols to protect travelers and limit the spread of the virus. This Border Policy Brief explores efforts

to incorporate public health concerns into approaches to ease the border restrictions between the U.S. and Canada. The brief outlines key guiding principles, as well as specific pilot projects that have the potential to advance safe and healthy cross-border mobility.

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

COVID-19 (Disease)--United States--Management; COVID-19 (Disease)--Canada--Management; Epidemics--United States--Management; Epidemics--Canada--Management; Border security--United States; Border security--Canada; Travel restrictions--Health aspects--United States; Travel restrictions--Heath aspects--Canada

Geographic Coverage

United States; Canada


periodicals; technical reports




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