U.S. and Mexico holding border travel limits by Jan. 21

U.S. and Mexico holding border travel limits by Jan. 21

DHS says non-crucial journey ban to be reevaluated next 12 months, when vaccine reaches community

A pedestrian walks across the pedestrian bridge primary to the U.S. Customs and Border Security – San Ysidro Port of Entry on March 21, 2020 in San Diego, California. The United States and Mexico introduced a short term ban on non-critical and leisure travel throughout the U.S. – Mexican border, but both equally international locations emphasised that trade exercise would not be impacted. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Photos)

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The governments of Mexico and the United States are extending non-essential land travel limitations through Jan. 21. The limitations have been in put considering that March 21 to restrict the cross-border distribute of COVID-19.

“We are doing the job intently with Mexico and Canada to preserve critical trade and vacation open while also protecting our citizens from the virus,” Performing Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf mentioned in a tweet.

But he hinted all those limitations could be modified when folks get vaccinated.

“As this administration continues to make wonderful progress on a vaccine for COVID-19, we will reevaluate non-vital vacation limits once more early in the new 12 months.”

Furthermore, Mexico claims quite a few states continue being coronavirus hot spots.

“After examining developments in the spread of COVID-19 and due to the fact a number of states are on ‘orange’ menace degree, Mexico has proposed to the United States the extension of non-necessary land travel restrictions on our widespread border,” the Mexican International Ministry also tweeted.

The U.S. Facilities for Ailment Manage and Prevention (CDC) also are nonetheless discouraging journey to Mexico.

Cross-border car or truck targeted traffic at ports of entry like El Paso, Texas has fallen substantially considering the fact that the restrictions were set in place. U.S. retailers who made use of to rely on Mexican purchasers report a dramatic fall in sales. Industrial targeted traffic has remained about the identical, and in some circumstances improved a bit.

But on the Mexican side, people complain that no one particular is halting U.S. residents who cross into Mexico to take a look at family customers or shop.

“Why, then, are folks from over there (the United States) coming in devoid of constraints and strolling all over as if very little have been heading on?” questioned Mexico City columnist Fernando Hernandez.

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