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Mexico, U.S. agree to maintain border restrictions for non-essential land activities

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico, the United States (and Canada) are extending restrictions on non-essential travel on their shared borders for an additional 30 days, posted Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security and Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Strategy, Policy and Plans.

“As President Donald Trump pointed out last week, border control, travel restrictions and other limitations remain key to slowing the spread of the coronavirus and allowing for the gradual opening of the country,” wrote Wolf.

The administration announced in March that it would close the northern and southern borders for most non-trade travel in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus. Authorities said at the time that the restrictions would be revised after 30 days.

Marcelo Ebrad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico also announced that the United States and Mexico have agreed to extend restrictions on all non-essential land traffic on their common borders.

“Restrictions on non-essential activities will be maintained on the northern and southern borders in accordance with the recommendations of the Secretary of Health,” posted Ebrard on social media.