The US government Biden reported that it again extended restrictions on non-essential travel at the land borders with Canada and Mexico until October 21. Despite the positioning of the Biden government, Canada began allowing fully vaccinated US citizens to enter for non-essential travel.
The United States has closed its border crossings with Canada and Mexico since March 2020, despite progress in vaccination, since a large percentage of citizens over 18 years of age already have the complete scheme and are fully immunized.
The decision of the US government continues to affect the business class of the states that border Mexico and Canada, since these areas are characterized by living off trade and This situation has caused millions in losses for local entrepreneurs, who have called for the borders to be opened for economic purposes.
The position of the US government has been criticized by various actors in public life, since keeping the borders closed is a severe economic blow for the country on the northern and southern border. For this reason, Elise Stefanik, president of the Republican Conference of the House of Representatives, criticized the position of the White House.
Elise Stefanik publicly external that “it is time for this administration to do its job, so that North Country members can reunite with their families, tourism can resume and small businesses can now. do not have to suffer for the failure of this administration“.
But the situation could be worse for the tourism industry, since in addition to border restrictions, Jeffrey Zients, a White House counselor, announced that all foreign nationals traveling to the United States, starting in November, they will need to be vaccinated.
Given the position being exercised by the White House, Marcelo Ebrard, head of Foreign Relations of the Mexican government, publicly stated that he will meet with US diplomatic authorities to discuss the announcement that all visitors arriving from November must have the complete vaccination schedule.
In Mexico, various vaccines have been applied, which have not been recognized by the Biden administration, for this reason, Marcelo Ebrard said: “we maintain that vaccines must be universally accepted, all those that the WHO has authorized or the regulatory bodies of each country ; So, let’s talk about it ”.
Regarding the issue of closing the border, Ebrard commented that he vows that “now” in November the border can be opened in a generalized way, since in the part of economic activity Mexico is also negatively affected .
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