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The United States and Mexico extend border closure by 30 days

May 20, 2020

The two countries indicated that they will continue to try to coordinate hygiene measures in the border region to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The United States and Mexico extend border closure by 30 days
The United States and Mexico extend border closure by 30 days


The governments of the United States and Mexico agreed to extend the restrictions on immaterial land traffic at their common border until June 22 after reviewing the evolution of COVID-19 proliferation in Mexico and in that country. Both countries will continue to try to coordinate hygiene measures in the border region.

The restrictions will continue in the same conditions in which they were developed since their introduction on March 21st and enable essential travel (trade, work, study, medicine) but non-essential travel (shopping, recreation, routine family visits). ).

These restrictions apply only to land travel and not to air travel.

In particular, the United States has also agreed to extend the same mutual restrictions on its land border with Canada. What the US Ambassador to Mexico, Christopher Landau, described as “great cooperation in North America to protect public health and the economy during the pandemic”.