The United States has confirmed the United States and Mexico and the United States and Canada will extend their joint border restrictions until September 21, according to a tweet from Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
“We continue to work with our Canadian and Mexican partners to slow the spread of # COVID19. Accordingly, we have agreed to extend the limit of unnecessary travel at their common ports of entry. us until September 21, “wrote by Wolf.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry also tweeted about the extension earlier on Friday, saying, “After considering the spread of COVID-19, Mexico proposed to the US for an additional one-month extension of the deadlines. Non-essential land travel regulations at the common border. ”
Some context: The notice marks the latest renewal of restrictions on unnecessary travel after the initial restrictions were introduced in late March.
Restrictions have been in place since March 21 and prohibit unnecessary travel. Essential travel includes individuals traveling for medical purposes, going to school or engaged in business, such as truck drivers, among others, according to a regulatory notice published at the end of the month. Seven.
Some travelers are still allowed to cross the border, including, but not limited to, returning citizens, those who cross for educational or medical reasons, and those engaged in legitimate cross-border trade. Thousands of people cross the US-Mexico border every day to go to work, school and other activities.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States outperformed other countries in coronavirus infections, including Mexico and Canada, having at least 505,751 and 123,194 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data.