Mexico And U.S. Talk About Borders And Travel

By Rodrigo Cervantes
Published: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 5:29pm
Updated: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 5:30pm
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Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Roberto Velasco, head of the North American Office in Mexico's secretary of Foreign Affairs.

MEXICO CITY — The arrival of Joe Biden’s administration is igniting new bilateral negotiations with Mexico. The recent conversations between both countries will bring new challenges on the border and travel.

Roberto Velasco, head of Mexico’s North American Office, held a virtual meeting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. They addressed the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, trade and border infrastructure. 

Velasco said the modernization of border bridges is a priority for the Mexican government. Mexico just opened more lanes in the Tijuana-San Diego bridge and plans to build a new border port in the area for cargo vehicles.

The Mexican government announced that they’re also holding conversations with their U.S. counterparts regarding Biden’s instruction to quarantine and test travelers for COVID-19. 

Among other issues, Mexico wants specific information regarding the types of tests required, and places where travelers may quarantine.