The United States government announced this Thursday that it would extend the non-material overland travel restrictions from Mexico and Canada to August 20, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“After the success of existing restrictions and close cooperation with Mexico and Canada, the Department of Homeland Security will continue to restrict non-essential trips to our land entry points with Canada and Mexico until August 20,” said the minister. from the portfolio, Chad Wolf.
Wolf emphasized in his account on the social network Twitter that “working closely with the neighbors has made it possible to respond to COVID-19 with a North American attitude and to slow down the spread of the travel virus”.
The action started on March 20 and ended on July 21. The United States, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has nearly 3.5 million cases and 136,938 deaths, making it the most affected country by the coronavirus pandemic.