The United States extends again border closure with Mexico

20/10/2020
The land borders between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will remain closed to all non-essential travel by Covid-19. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed that the extension of the border closure will apply until November 21.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that the border closure will be extended until November 21, because the U.S. has registered the second wave of Covid-19 infections, making it the country with the most cases of the virus in the Americas. 

"To limit the spread of Covid-19, the United States, Mexico and Canada will extend non-essential travel restrictions for another month," Chad Wolf, the internal secretary of Homeland Security, published on Twitter.

The policy to control the advance of the coronavirus among the three countries began last March with the closing of air and land borders. Since then, the ban on non-essential travel such as tourism has been extended because of the pandemic. "We would love to have the border open, but we can't do that unless we know that Canadians will be safe," said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Only in September, Donald Trump said they would open their border with Canada "very soon," but Trudeau made it clear that he would not go through. The cities most affected by this border closure of more than six months are those located at the crossing of the three countries.

Car visits from the U.S. to Canada plummeted 95% because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Statistics Canada.