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Border travel restrictions extended through June 21

Border crossings at SL Port of Entry.
Border crossings at SL Port of Entry.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Travel restrictions are still in place between Mexico and the U.S. until June 21, 2021, according to Mexican government officials.

The closure was set to expire May 21, but officials confirm it was pushed back until mid-June in a tweet on Tuesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the temporary restriction on non-essential travel at U.S. land border ports of entry remains in effect.

Essential travel still permitted is work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Twitter)

In a letter, the City of San Luis' Mayor Gerardo Sanchez pleaded President Joe Biden to open the borders.

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According to Reuters, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said he hopes border restrictions are lifted before the summer ends.

The Ministry tells Reuters, "Mexico and the United States are in discussions to relax from June 22 the restrictions on border crossings on the basis of indices on the spread of COVID-19 and the number of vaccines applied on both sides of the border."

Immigration / Local News / Mexico
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