U.S.-Mexico Border Will Close for Non-Essential Travel
The U.S. and Mexico agreed today to temporarily close the border to nonessential travel due to the coronavirus outbreak. The news was announced by President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“As we did with Canada, we’re also working with Mexico to implement new rules at our ports of entry to suspend non-essential travel,” the president said.
Essential travel includes medical purposes, to attend educational institutions, for emergency response/public health purposes and lawful cross-border trade.
This is a similar move to the U.S. and Canada’s decision on Wednesday to impose travel restrictions between them. The U.S.’ agreement with Mexico and Canada to restrict non-essential travel will go into effect on Saturday.