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Border Travel Restrictions Extended Until July

-Editorial

Travel restrictions between Mexico and the United States will be maintained for one more month until July according to the Department of Homeland Security. 

Restrictions on non-essential land crossings from Mexico to States will remain until 11:59 p.m. on July 21, 2021, according to DHS. 

“To reduce the spread of COVID19, the United States is extending restrictions on non-essential travel at our land and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico through July 21, while ensuring access for essential trade & travel,” DHS said on Twitter. 

They also note that both countries are looking for ways to reopen the borders soon.

“DHS also notes positive developments in recent weeks and is participating with other U.S. agencies in the White House’s expert working groups with Canada and Mexico to identify the conditions under which restrictions may be eased safely and sustainably.”

Baja California becomes the first state to be fully vaccinated in all age levels. The U.S. donated millions of Johnson and Johnson vaccines to help the border cities. 

Travelers entering Mexico may be subject to temperature checks and additional health screening. Travelers may experience significant delays and face the possibility of being returned to the United States or asked to quarantine in Mexico.  

The United States and Mexico entered a joint initiative on March 21, 2020, restricting non-essential travel along the U.S.-Mexico land border to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Non-essential travel includes tourism and recreational travel.  

These restrictions apply to travel in both directions across the border. Mexican border and local authorities are conducting enforcement actions to discourage non-essential travel in some areas. Travelers entering Mexico by land from the United States may be denied admission if the purpose of their visit is considered non-essential.

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