SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — Baja California’s Secretary of Well being Alonso Pérez Rico is telling reporters the USA and Mexico are negotiating an finish to frame crossing restrictions which were in place for nearly 15 months.
However, in accordance with Pérez Rico, the U.S. is insisting on just a few necessities earlier than lifting the restrictions.
For one, vacationers must show they’re totally vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. And, individuals who acquired the Chinese language or Russian variations of the vaccine shall be prohibited from coming into the USA.
These vaccines, together with the Cansino and Sinovac manufacturers, haven’t been accredited by the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration.
“The US doesn’t endorse any Chinese language or Russian vaccines,” Pérez Rico stated. “They already advised us so as to raise restrictions we have now to achieve a 70 p.c vaccination price.”
In line with a New York Times report revealed this week, fewer than 20% of Mexico’s residents have been totally vaccinated.
“That’s why they’ve been sending us vaccines,” Pérez Rico stated. “All international locations, first world international locations, which have opened their borders are asking for a similar proof of vaccinations.”
Within the state of Baja California, about 91,000 schooling employees and jail personnel have gotten Chinese language vaccines, together with hundreds of seniors.
It’s not clear whether or not these folks must get U.S.-approved vaccines sooner or later so as to achieve entry to the U.S.
These identical restrictions would apply to guests arriving in the USA by airplane.
In the meantime, Mexico is reportedly not asking for any proof of vaccinations for non-essential vacationers heading south of the border.
Greater than 228,000 folks have died in Mexico on account of COVID-19 in accordance with statistics.
Many imagine the quantity is definitely increased as a result of numerous victims have died at residence and by no means acquired examined.
Some consultants place the virus’ dying toll in Mexico at nicely over 350,000.
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