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FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - June 19, 2020

FMCSA Guidance on Cross-Border Transportation and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

June 19, 2020

Note: This guidance document does not have the force and effect of law and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This guidance is intended only to provide clarity regarding existing requirement under the law.

Q – Does the July 1, 2020, FMCSA Waiver issued in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency also apply to foreign drivers operating in the United States with commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States?

A – Yes. In accordance with 49 CFR 383.23(a)(1) and 391.41(a)(1)(i), FMCSA continues to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, in accordance with 49 CFR part 383, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examination and certification and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19.


Q. Does FMCSA’s June 15, 2020 Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding Expiring Driver’s Licenses and Medical Examiner’s Certificates during the COVID-19 National Emergency also continue to recognize the validity of commercial driver’s licenses issued by Canadian Provinces and Territories and Licencias Federales de Conductor issued by the United Mexican States, in accordance with 49 CFR part 383, when such jurisdictions issue a similar notice or declaration extending the validity date of the medical examination and certification and/or validity of the corresponding commercial driver’s license due to interruption to government service resulting from COVID-19?

A. Yes


Jim Mullen, Deputy Administrator
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Last updated: Monday, June 22, 2020