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Mexico requests U.S. government extend non-essential land travel restrictions until August

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico has requested that the U.S. government extend yet again, land restrictions between the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexican Ambassador Martha Barcena has said that “After reviewing the development of the spread of COVID-19, Mexico brought up to the United States the extension for another 30 days of restrictions to non-essential land travel along its common border.”

The request is to extend all non-essential land travel through to August 21. Barcena says that the restrictions would remain the same as currently implemented since they were put into place March 21.

“Both countries will continue looking to coordinate health actions in the border region,” Barcena said.

Although the U.S. government has yet to make an official announcement regarding the extension, the Embassy of Mexico in the US says that “the measures are expected to be in place until August 21, 2020,” implying that the US government will extend the travel restrictions to Americans crossing the border into Mexico for an additional 30 days, limiting all non-essential land travel.