U.S. and Mexican authorities announced on Thursday that the two nations’ land borders will remain closed to non-essential travel at least until December 21 due to the ongoing coronavirus emergency.
The U.S. border with Canada will also remain closed, the two governments confirmed.
Mexico’s Foreign Ministry said it would be “difficult to lift the restrictions at the current time.”
Many U.S. news sources have reported that over the past 14 days coronavirus cases have increased in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. While Mexico has not experienced a similar spike in cases, there has been no flattening of the curve and the numbers of daily cases and deaths reported has remained constant, with more than half of states still under an “orange” or high-risk Covid “traffic light.”