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Canada, US and Mexico Poised to Extend Border Restrictions – NBC4 Washington

Canada, US and Mexico Poised to Extend Border Restrictions – NBC4 Washington

The U.S., Canada and Mexico are poised to extend their agreements to keep their shared borders closed to non-essential travel to Aug. 21, officials said Tuesday

The agreements would extend the closures by another 30 days.

A person familiar with the matter said final confirmation of the U.S., Canada agreement has yet occurred but is likely.

Mexico’s Foreign Affairs ministry said via Twitter Tuesday that “after reviewing the development of the spread of COVID-19” Mexico had proposed to the U.S. government that they extend the restrictions on ground travel at the U.S.-Mexico border for 30 more days.

Mexican Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said on Friday that an opening between the U.S. and Mexico “wouldn’t be prudent right now,” given that coronavirus cases in “the states of the southern United States, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, are on the rise.”

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