The US Department of Homeland Security announced on Sunday that it will extend restrictions on non-essential travel with Mexico and Canada through July 21, 2021.
Through its Twitter account, the administration indicated that this measure was implemented with the aim of limiting the spread of COVID-19, so access will only be allowed for business or commercial reasons.
To reduce the spread of COVID19The United States extends restrictions on non-essential travel on our land and ferries with Canada and Mexico until July 21, while ensuring access to essential travel and commerce,” the Ministry of Security noted.
Travel restrictions between Mexico and the United States have been extended on various occasions since the start of the pandemic; The last date announced last May stipulates the restriction until June 21.
The move comes after Canada announced on Friday an extension of non-essential travel restrictions to the United States, even increasing the number of people vaccinated.
The announcement comes days after a meeting between Alejandro Mallorcas, the US Secretary of Homeland Security, and the chancellor. Marcelo EbrardThey agreed to speed up the vaccination rate at the border to revitalize the economy, trade and tourism.
Finally, the national administration indicated that it has been following positive developments in recent weeks regarding vaccination and is engaging with working groups to reopen borders in subsequent months.
“The Department of Defense has also seen positive developments in recent weeks and is participating with other US agencies in White House expert working groups with Canada and Mexico to identify conditions under which restrictions can be safely relaxed and sustained,” he declared.