The US extends the closure of its border with Mexico for another month due to the coronavirus

Limitations on land transit between the two nations were implemented on March 21, 2020 as a measure to slow the spread of the disease.

Since then, the border of more than 3,000 km has been closed to non-essential land traffic, such as tourists or occasional visitors, but it allows the passage of goods, workers or students.

The Mexican government plans to complete the immunization of the population of its border municipalities with the United States in order to reopen the border.

However, the Foreign Ministry expressed on Twitter that the conversations with the neighboring country “continue” and that “the acceleration in immunization against Covid-19 at the border creates conditions to advance for mutual benefit.”

The Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard, and the Secretary of National Security of the United States, Alejandro Mayorkas, met last June to agree on the measures to reopen their land limit.

Ebrard said then that the dates depended on the vaccination levels in Mexican cities bordering the United States.

Mexico, of 126 million inhabitants, began its immunization program for all the elderly in the border area on June 17 with the Johnson & Johnson single-dose donated by the United States Government.

The United States exceeds 34.1 million infected people and 609,000 deaths, while Mexico registered 2.6 million cases and 236,810 deaths, according to the latest records released by the health authorities of both countries.


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