Is the US-Mexico Border Open?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials clarified that the U.S.-Mexico border is not closed, but travelers’ access will be limited.

Not long after President Trump announced the U.S.-Mexico southern border would be closed off to “non-essential” travelers , CBP officials released a statement further clarifying how the border would be limited till further notice.

Essential travel includes, but is not limited to the following, U.S. citizens or permanent residents returning to the U.S., people traveling for medical purposes, in the case of receiving treatment in the U.S., people traveling to attend educational institutions, and those returning to the U.S. in the agriculture and farming industries.

Additionally, anyone traveling as part of an emergency response team, government officials, or emergency responders, and those who work in cross-border trade, such as truck drivers moving cargo between the U.S. and Mexico.

This initiative is expected to be in affect as of March 20, 2020, and end at midnight April 20, 2020, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Non-essential travel is considered to be tourism, or recreational in nature, examples given include sightseeing, gambling, or attending a cultural event.  Basically if you are just going to go and spend a relaxing trip and spend a few days at any beachfront Condo you are good to go.

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