At this time of year, San Diego would have been full of Mexican tourists doing their Christmas shopping, and although for Tijuana residents it has been very difficult to get out of the habit of crossing the border, for San Ysidro businesses it has been worse.
This is due to the fact that the businesses in the border area have recently been absent from those who could have made their purchases on that side of the border as it has happened year after year. According to the director of the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce, Jason Wells, 103 businesses have had to close.
Businesses along San Ysidro Boulevard have a clientele comprising approximately 95 percent of people from Mexico, most of whom have tourist visas, Wells shared. So the businesses have been put in a very difficult position.
He added that the holidays starting November 20 until after January 6th are particularly important for businesses. He also shared that this situation is very delicate because almost 35 percent of the annual income of businesses is generated during this time.
In addition to the above, the San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce is sending letters to the County authorities demanding that they lift the restrictions, as they have done since the border restrictions began to be postponed.
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