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Non-essential travel to Mexico-US border closes at midnight

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The head of the SRE says that the restriction to crossings for recreational and tourist purposes is initially for 30 days

It will be at 00:00 hours on Saturday, March 21 that the land borders between Mexico and the United States are closed to non-essential trips , that is, those that are recreational or tourist, reported the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard , who explained the official agreement that was established between both nations.

It will be for a period of 30 days, subject to extension after review by both countries.

The head of the SRE detailed the scope of the measure that the government of US President Donald Trump announced this morning to stop the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic and that does not affect trade or authorized workers.

"We agree on the need for a joint effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, therefore trips considered essential are maintained. Non-essential trips, considered tourist or recreational in nature, will be restricted. This collaborative initiative begins next March 21 at 0:00 hours across the land border, "said Ebrard.

"What is achieved is that we do not have an economic paralysis (...) What is recreational activity has been suffered, it has decreased a lot, so this agreement with the United States allows us not to have a greater economic impact," he said. the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) press conference.

Google translated from Informador.

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