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U.S., Mexico & Canada extend border restrictions for another 30 days

Paso del Norte Bridge
Traffic from Ciudad Juárez stopped for U.S. customs and immigration inspections at the Paso del Norte Bridge in El Paso.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — Acting secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf announced Monday that the U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed to keep their borders closed to nonessential travel for 30 more days.

President Donald Trump said this past weeek that the U.S.-Canada border will be among the first borders to open and says the U.S. and Canada are doing well in handling the pandemic. The U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths from Covid-19 than any country in the world.

The U.S., Canada and Mexico agreed last month to limit border crossings to essential travel amid the pandemic, but that agreement was due to expire this week.

Coronavirus / El Paso / Lifestyle / Top Stories / US & World

Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.



  1. The US-Canada border isn’t the problem. It’s our southern one. The US-Mexico border needs to be sealed tight for a least a couple of months. I’ll wager much of our (El Paso) Covid-19 issues stem from our southern neighbour where testing is sketchy at best to non existent.

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