EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The United States has extended non-essential travel restrictions until August 20, the acting director of the Department of Homeland Security announced on Twitter. “Based on the success of the existing restrictions and close collaboration with Mexico and Canada, @DHSgov will continue to limit non-essential travel to our land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico until August 20” tweeted DHS acting secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday morning. . Wolf added, “Working closely with our neighbors has allowed us to respond to # COVID19 with a North American approach and to slow the spread of the virus from travel.” Given the success of the existing restrictions and close collaboration with Mexico and Canada, @DHSgov will continue to limit non-essential travel to our land ports of entry with Canada and Mexico until August 20. – Acting Secretary, Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 16, 2020 Restrictions in place since March 21 apply to non-essential land traffic from Mexico to the United States and from the United States to Mexico. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from one country to another. Mexico on Tuesday asked the US government to extend non-essential travel restrictions until August 21. “After considering the evolution of the spread of COVID-19, Mexico has offered the United States an extension of the non-essential travel restrictions on its common border for an additional 30 days,” the report said on Tuesday. Ambassador of Mexico Martha Barcena on Twitter. Visit the BorderReport.com homepage for the latest exclusive stories and the latest on issues along the border between the United States and Mexico. .
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