Travel restrictions will remain in place at the U.S.-Mexico border until late August 2021.
The Department of Homeland Security has extended the ban on “non-essential travel” until at least August 21st 2021.
This is due to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
However, there are no restrictions in place for people coming across the border illegally from Mexico and countries in Central America.
Travel for people trying to legally cross the the U.S. border with Mexico has been limited since March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The restrictions have hit local businesses hard. The San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce says nearly 200 businesses have been forced to close due to the decreased foot traffic across the border.
Canada is ending its two-week quarantine and is reopening its border to American travelers starting on August 9th 2021.
TIJUANA, MEXICO – JANUARY 27: A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Trump over who would pay for Trump’s campaign promise to build a border wall. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
July 21st 2021