The border between Mexico and the United States will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least October 21, reports Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The U.S. and Mexican governments agreed to close the borders to nonessential travel in March in order to limit the spread of Covid-19. The closure is evaluated on a monthly basis and this will be it's 6th renewal.
Those traveling for tourism or recreational purposes, such as people who cross into the United States or Mexico to shop, go on vacation or visit relatives will be denied access across the border. However, Mexicans and Americans may travel freely by plane with no restrictions.
U.S. border states Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California have a combined total of 1.71 million accumulated coronavirus cases. On the Mexican side, border states Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas have a total of 137,548 cases, according to official records. While the numbers seem vastly different, it's important to keep in mind that Mexico has more limited Covid testing than the U.S.