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Land travel restrictions between U.S., Mexico extended to November 21

Mexico City, Mexico — The Ministry of Foreign Relations has announced another non-essential land border crossing extension between Mexico and the United States due to the continued rise of Coronavirus infections in the neighboring country.

Head of Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, made the announcement over the weekend. In a virtual announcement he said “after reviewing the development of the spread of COVID19, Mexico proposed to the United States the extension for another month of the restrictions on non-essential land transit on the common border.”

Ebrard explained that the border between Mexico and the United States will remain closed to non-essential land trips for another month, until November 21. For this extension, the validity will be extended until 11:59 p.m. on November 21, 2020.

The governments of Mexico and the United States agreed to close non-essential travel in March, due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The measure does not affect trade between neighbors or Mexicans who have work permits in the US.