Both countries agreed to extend the border closings to non-essential trips.
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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the closure of common borders for non-essential travel will continue until January 21. This is a measure that has been in place since March, the State Department said on Twitter.
"After reviewing the evolution of the spread of Covid 19 and due to the fact that various units have the orange color of the epidemiological traffic light, Mexico proposed to the United States to extend the restrictions on non-essential products for another month on their common land transport Limit, "he announced on his Twitter account.
The orange states include Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. Baja California is in red.
They also said: "The restrictions will be maintained under the same conditions as they have developed since their implementation on March 21st." Both countries will coordinate the health measures in the border region, which will apply until 11:59 p.m. January 21, 2021 ".
On the other hand, Edgar Ramírez, an attacker with the Department of Homeland Security at the US Embassy in Mexico, said: “The infection rates of Covid 19 in both parts of the border do not allow the restrictions on border crossings to be reduced. Therefore we are forced to extend it again until January 21st. "
Who can cross the line?
Entry authorization will remain in place for permanent residents or US citizens. They can also cross people in need of educational institutions or medical assistance, including urgent transfers.
Likewise, those who have jobs that are considered essential.
To know more, the US and Mexico are extending the border closure by 30 days