The border with the United States has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020, and with the advancement of vaccination in both Mexico and the United States, the desire for its reopening is growing every day.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, along with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, met on July 5 with U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman, John Hoeven, Mike Crapo and Ben Ray Luján, and Chief of Business John Creamer.
At the meeting, Mexico proposed to the United States to reopen the border in a staggered manner, depending on the vaccination against COVID-19 in each border city.
"Tijuana and San Diego have the same level of vaccination as of today, so what would be the reason to maintain or unnecessarily prolong that restriction on activities?" said Ebrard during the July 6 morning conference.
"It does not have to be the entire border, it can be done by city, depending on the progress made in each city," Ebrard commented.
During today's morning conference, Marcelo Ebrard commented that during his meeting with the senators, they suggested that if they will not open the border due to sanitary issues, then they should help them review what is understood by non-essential and essential activity. In Baja California the population over 18 years of age has already been vaccinated, it is estimated that 66% of Baja Californians have the complete vaccination schedule.
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