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

DHS states non-vital travel ban to be reevaluated next yr, once vaccine reaches community

A pedestrian walks across the pedestrian bridge primary to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – San Ysidro Port of Entry on March 21, 2020 in San Diego, California. The United States and Mexico announced a short-term ban on non-important and leisure vacation across the U.S. – Mexican border, but the two countries emphasised that trade action 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 vacation limits by way of Jan. 21. The limitations have been in position given that March 21 to restrict the cross-border unfold of COVID-19.

“We are doing the job carefully with Mexico and Canada to keep necessary trade and travel open up when also shielding our citizens from the virus,” Performing Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf explained in a tweet.

But he hinted all those limitations could be modified at the time persons get vaccinated.

“As this administration carries on to make good development on a vaccine for COVID-19, we will reevaluate non-vital travel restrictions once more early in the new calendar year.”

Likewise, Mexico suggests several states continue being coronavirus sizzling spots.

“After examining developments in the unfold of COVID-19 and for the reason that a number of states are on ‘orange’ menace level, Mexico has proposed to the United States the extension of non-essential land journey limits on our widespread border,” the Mexican International Ministry also tweeted.

The U.S. Centers for Disorder Management and Prevention (CDC) also are nevertheless discouraging journey to Mexico.

Cross-border car or truck site visitors at ports of entry like El Paso, Texas has fallen significantly since the limits have been set in put. U.S. retailers who employed to count on Mexican consumers report a spectacular drop in product sales. Professional visitors has remained about the same, and in some circumstances amplified a little.

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

“Why, then, are persons from in excess of there (the United States) coming in without limits and going for walks all over as if absolutely nothing have been heading on?” questioned Mexico Metropolis columnist Fernando Hernandez.

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