Both countries agreed to extend the border closings to non-essential trips.
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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of common travel borders, which are not strictly necessary, will be extended until January 21. This is one Measure that came into force in Marchannounced the State Department via Twitter.
“After reviewing the evolution of the spread of Covid 19 and because different entities are in The orange color of the Mexico epidemiological light suggested that the United States extend it for another month. about the restrictions on non-essential land traffic on their shared border, ”he announced on his Twitter account.
Between Status found in Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas are orange in color. Baja California is in red.
In the same way, they said, “The Restrictions are maintained in the same conditions in which they have been developed since then its implementation on March 21“,” Both countries will coordinate the health measures in the border region, which will be in effect until 11:59 pm. From January 21, 2021 “.
On the other hand, Edgar Ramírez, Department of Homeland Security Attaché at the US Embassy in Mexico, stated that “Covid 19 infection rates in both parts of the border do not allow for a reduction in border crossings restrictions, so we are forced to extend them again until January 21”.
Who can cross the line?
The entry authorization remains for people with permanent resident or US citizenship. You can also cross people who need it Attend educational institutions or receive medical care, which includes urgent transfers.
Likewise those who have Jobs viewed as essential.
To know more, the US and Mexico are extending the border closure by 30 days