On Friday, March 20, 2020, the United States and Mexico agreed to restrict all non-essential travel across the border in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. It is important to note that this agreement, which will go into effect on Saturday, March 21, refers to non-essential travel only and will not affect trade.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told reporters today, “We want to make sure cargo continues, trade continues, healthcare workers continue to be able to traverse that border. But tourism, some recreational activities and other things need to stop during this crisis.”
Noatum Logistics is closely monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates as needed.