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Mexico Extends Ban on Nonessential US Border Crossings

Mexico has announced an extension of the ban on nonessential land border crossing with the United States due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to The Riviera Maya News, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard, said that his agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), reviewed the latest COVID-19 data and determined that the continued increase in confirmed cases in the US Extension of the order not to travel.

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Ebrard told a virtual press conference that the international border between Mexico and the United States would remain closed to non-essential ground travel until 11:59 p.m. local time on November 21.

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Officials will evaluate the order again before it expires next month.

Nonessential international land border crossings between the countries were initially banned in March, but the orders do not affect commerce or Mexicans working on permits in the United States.

Earlier this month, United Airlines revealed that it would expand service on more than 20 routes to popular beach destinations throughout Mexico, including a new sewing service to Acapulco and Zihuatanejo and increased service to Cancun, Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas and Vallarta Port.

On the same day, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced that the country would build an airport in Tulum, Quintana Roo.

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