United States Customs and Border Protection agents check a car as commuters queue to cross the Mexican border towards the United States at the Otay industrial crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico on July 7. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images
Mexicos Foreign Ministry likewise tweeted about the extension earlier Friday saying, “After reviewing the spread of COVID-19, Mexico proposed to the US the extension for another month of non-essential land travel limitations at the typical border.”
Some context: The statement marks the current extension of limitations on unnecessary travel after limitations were at first put in place in late March..
The limitations have actually been in place because March 21 and prohibit non-essential travel. Necessary travel includes people taking a trip for medical purposes, going to school or taken part in trade, like truck drivers, amongst others, according to a policy notification published in late July..
Some tourists are still allowed to cross, including, but not limited to, people returning home, those crossing for education or medical reasons, and those engaged in lawful cross-border trade. Countless people cross the US-Mexico border daily for work, school and other activities.
The US outpaces other countries in coronavirus cases, including Mexico and Canada, which have at least 505,751 and 123,194 cases, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University information.
The United States has confirmed the United States and Mexico and the US and Canada will extend shared border constraints through Sept. 21, according to a tweet from Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.
” We continue to deal with our Mexican and canadian partners to slow the spread of #COVID 19. Appropriately, we have actually consented to extend the limitation of non-essential travel at our shared land ports of entry through September 21,” Wolfs tweet read