US Extends Travel Ban on Non-Essential Borders Crossings and Maintains Restrictions

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  • Border restrictions continue.
  • The United States government extends its travel ban.
  • Only essential trips can be made.

LAST MINUTE: Restrictions on border crossings still standing. The United States government extended a ban on non-essential travel along its borders with Canada and Mexico, in order to control the number of COVID-19 infections that have been registered in recent days, many of which were caused by the delta variant.

On Friday, the United States government extended a ban on non-essential travel along its borders with Canada and Mexico, in order to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases, despite public pressure to remove the restrictions between borders. However, the government remains firm with its decision.

Only essential trips; United States extended border ban

Only essential trips; United States extended border ban
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Through their political representatives, the US border communities, which depend on buyers from Mexico and Canada, called on the government of President Joe Biden to lift this ban because it strongly affected these communities.

For its part, Canada recently began allowing the entry of Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus, said government measure Canadian, will be extended to visitors from the rest of the world from September 2021, reopening its borders after 17 months of closure.

It is a restriction that will continue at the border; The United States extended a ban, it can only be essential travel

It is a restriction that will continue at the border; The United States extended a ban, it can only be essential travel
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Despite the fact that its neighbor Canada has already opened its borders to Americans already vaccinated, the United States seems not to continue with this, since the Department of Homeland Security tweeted this Friday through its social networks that the restrictions on non-essential travel are still necessary.

This is due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, as they seek the spread of this virus, especially the delta variant, which is more dangerous and harmful to health. The United States department extended the ban until at least September 21.

It seeks to lower the cases of contagion; The United States extended a ban on the border with Mexico and Canada

It seeks to lower the cases of contagion; The United States extended a ban on the border with Mexico and Canada
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The United States government, who enforced a ban on the border with Mexico and Canada, commented that they were working with public health experts and doctors to reach a common good and determine how to “resume normal travel in a safe and secure manner. sustainable”.

Travel restrictions have been in effect since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020 and have been repeatedly extended, but allowing commercial traffic and essential crossings, all in order to decrease COVID-19 cases between cities. borderlands and countries.

The US will not reopen the border with Mexico in the short term

The US will not reopen the border with Mexico in the short term
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It was a few days before when this problem was already beginning to occur, since on August 17 the Mexican Foreign Minister gave the worst news about the reopening of the border with Mexico. This Tuesday, in a conference from the National Palace, Marcelo Ebrard, Chancellor of Mexico, gave details about the reopening of the border with the United States.

Noting that the United States and Mexico will resume on September 9 the mechanism of the High Level Economic Dialogue (DEAN) in a meeting in which cooperation plans to promote development in the south of the Latin American country and in Central America will be discussed in a In an effort to stop the migratory flow, the official gave the worst news about the reopening of the border.

They give the worst news about the reopening of the border with Mexico

They give the worst news about the reopening of the border with Mexico
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Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Washington and on the Mexican side, officials from the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Foreign Relations will participate, according to Agencia Reforma.

“What US authorities have told us, recently Secretary Mayorkas was here, is that they will not be able to do it in the short term as we had anticipated the two countries, because there is an increase in infections,” said the foreign minister. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

Reopening of the border with Mexico at ‘risk’

Canada
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The Mexican official, Marcelo Ebrard said that the bad news about the reopening of the US border with Mexico was due to several factors such as the high number of coronavirus cases and the delta variant registered in recent days.

“In the United States they are in the same circumstance,” said the foreign minister, noting that it was the United States government that indicated that the reopening of the border with Mexico would not take place as soon as had been estimated by the two countries. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

Announce when the border with Mexico could reopen

Canada
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“That is undoubted,” said Marcelo Ebrard, noting that the reopening of the border would take place at some point, without specifying when it could arrive. The official noted that the United States government revealed to them when the reopening could be considered. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

“We have to calculate when this wave is down and not do it at this time, is what the United States government told us,” said the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Days later the United States government would announce a new ban on these borders, where it would affirm that only essential trips can be made

After years of not doing so, they will discuss migration issues between Mexico and the United States
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The reactivation of the DEAN mechanism, which had not been in session for five years, was agreed during the visit that Vice President Kamala Harris made to the Mexican capital in June and ratified last week at the meeting held by the delegation headed by the Secretary of National Security Mexican Alejandro Mayorkas, points out Agencia Reforma.

Alejandro Mayorkas met with the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, with Mexican authorities. On the issues that will be addressed at the meeting, the Foreign Minister announced that the location of supply chains to Mexico and other issues involving undocumented persons will be discussed. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

AMLO asks the US for help with the migratory flow

Canada
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In addition to supply, coordination mechanisms in emergency situations, international cooperation for development in southern Mexico and Central America, and border infrastructure will also be the subject of the Meeting between the two countries.

The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador has raised with Washington the need to promote development and investment plans in southern Mexico and Central America to deal with the migratory flow that has grown during this year at the beginning of the Joe Biden administration, Reform Agency says. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

The serious effects of border closures

Canada
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The DEAN mechanism was activated in 2013 by the governments of Barack Obama and Enrique Peña Nieto as part of a comprehensive cooperation agreement to promote economic growth in both countries and create jobs on both sides of the border, the news agency said.

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the U.S.-Mexico border to close in the spring of 2020, many retail stores and other businesses on the U.S. side lost a swath of customers, he noted. The Wall Street Journal. Filed Under: US Extends Non-Essential Travel Ban At Borders And Maintains Restrictions

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