Mexico Issues Guidelines for Reopening as Border Restrictions Continue
Mexico has issued guidelines for resuming operations in the automotive, mining and construction sectors, pushing ahead with reopening the economy after COVID-19 brought industries to a halt. However, like in the United States, some have concerns about how work sites will control COVID-19 transmission. Another key step in moving forward from COVID-19 restrictions has not yet been attained – reopening the border between the U.S. and Mexico. United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced Tuesday afternoon that border restrictions will continue between the U.S. and Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nonessential travel between the two countries will be restricted until June 22. The secretary’s announcement comes the same day restrictions were set to expire between the United States and its neighbors – Mexico and Canada. The restrictions allow trade but significantly reducing cross-border traffic.