The Mexican State Department reported this Tuesday that the United States decided to extend restrictions on non-essential travel across the common border due to the coronavirus crisis until June 21.
“They decided to extend the restrictions because they haven’t completed vaccination across the region. There are cities that have already completed, but there are others that haven’t, so their criterion is not to open or not to open. ” lift these restrictions until you have finished vaccination, in any case you are close to reaching them, “said Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.
In his speech at the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Ebrard said that when the region is in the “green phase” of the traffic lights, there will be “no more reasons for Mexico to impose restrictions”. unless there is evidence that the city in the other country is in trouble. “
However, the Minister has indicated that the US border cities do not have this problem and so hopes to regulate the situation from June 22nd due to the “severity” of the “economic impact” they are having “. a decision like the one Washington made.
“Just the amount of vaccination that you have, and that we are gradually getting, would recommend that the restrictions be lifted very soon,” estimated Ebrard.