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Is The Mexico Border Closed?

I read a lot of expats’ posts on Facebook. They’re all asking one thing: Is the Mexico Border closed?

The problem is, the information out there is confusing. But I want to help you make sense of it all, because the borders aren’t closed.

Did you know that? I didn’t either..

Why Do I See People Traveling There?

You’ve probably read or watched the news stating that the borders with Mexico are closed. But you’re confused when you see a friend post a picture of their vacation at a beach in Mexico. So it makes you scratch your head!

I’m not sure why, but this information isn’t really clear on the U.S. State Department’s website either. Don’t get me wrong, some info is published on their website. But it’s not categorized, and it’s a little confusing from one page to the other if the Mexican border closed?

For example, one of the announcements to U.S Citizens states that you should reconsider travel to Mexico because of the growing numbers in Covid cases. Under the same announcement, it clearly states that travel should be reconsidered due to an increase in crime.

To me, this is confusing. Are we advised not to travel into Mexico because there’s a pandemic, or because there is crime? Or both?

The U.S. Government Website’s Information

I’m not saying there isn’t crime in Mexico or that crime hasn’t increased. I’m sure it has. I still think the information we are getting from our government is casting a spotlight on too many issues. If the Mexico border closed, I want to know if the recent pandemic was the reason. If so, I should be able to know what precautions to take.

The most pressing threat many Mexican locals face, is the lack of economic means to provide food and shelter and the rising number in COVID-19 cases in the current pandemic.

As of October 2nd 2020 the Mexican Government’s website has confirmed there are 753,090 positive cases of COVID-19. That’s not a small number by any means.

You’ll Want To Do Your Homework Before Traveling To Mexico

But what does it all mean for you when you are trying to make arrangements to make a trip to Mexico?

That’s why I decided it could be useful to make a guide for you to quickly assess if you are allowed to travel into Mexico or not.

From everything I have read, Mexico’s travel restrictions are scheduled to be lifted on November 21st 2020. You can download the PDF down below.

If you’re interested in moving to Mexico, you should check out some simple tips I wrote for you. And to get the most up-to-date information on living and moving to Mexico, make sure you follow us on Facebook.

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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