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Border Travel Restrictions to Continue One More Month

-Editorial

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed on Aug. 13 that the border travel restrictions between the U.S. and Mexico will continue for one more month.

Ebrard said the COVID-19 situation continues to be high in the southern part of the United States and both countries decided to extend the travel restriction again as they continue to monitor the situation.

“We are reviewing this on the monthly basis with our counterparts in the United States,” Ebrard said.

Ebrard could not give an estimate of the economic impacts on the border due to these restrictions. He added that there has been an increase in COVID cases in the southern United States and it would not make sense to change the restrictions right now.

Only essential travel will be allowed to cross.

Essential travel includes: U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, people traveling for medical purposes (e.g. people getting treatment in the U.S.), individuals traveling to attend school, people traveling to work, individuals responding to emergency response and public health, people engaged in lawful cross border trade, people in diplomatic roles, members of the Armed Forces, spouses and children returning to the U.S.

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