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U.S. & Mexico border-crossing restrictions to officially stay in place through Oct. 21

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UPDATE: WASHINGTON, DC -- Travel restrictions on the United States’ shared borders with Mexico and Canada have been extended through Oct. 21 due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19, acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan announced on Twitter Friday morning.

The announcement came one day after Mexico's Foreign Ministry indicated it had requested an extension of the border restrictions. It marked the latest extension of restrictions on non-essential travel after limits were initially put in place in late March. 

Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border daily for work, school and other activities. Essential travel includes individuals traveling for medical purposes, attending school or engaged in trade, like truck drivers, among others, according to a previously posted regulation notice.

ORIGINAL REPORT: MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Mexican government has requested an extension of border-crossing restrictions with the U.S., the Foreign Ministry tweeted on Thursday.

Mexico is seeking to extend the prohibition of non-essential border traffic for an additional month, until Oct. 21.

Those restrictions have been in effect since March 31 by mutual agreement of the two nations.

(CNN contributed to this report.)

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.

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