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On November 8, the United States will reopen its land borders and areas with Mexico for tourists who are vaccinated against the covid. However, it will make an exception to the rule with children and young people under 18 years of age and who do not count the incoculation against the virus.
After the Mexican Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard announced the reopening for non-essential trips, he explained that minors will be able to pass without having to verify that they were vaccinated. Otherwise, for travelers over 18, who will have to have a complete inoculation scheme (certification) and a negative covid test.
The new normal for US-Mexico travel
The new rules will allow foreigners with a full vaccination schedule to enter the United States regardless of the reason for the trip — by air or land. The vaccines allowed by Joe Biden’s government will be Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen, Oxford / Astrazeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac, all of which are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).
For foreigners who enter the United States by air, they will require a diagnostic test for COVID-19 with a negative result. This will not be essential for those arriving in the country by land, as long as they have the two required vaccinations.
The mechanisms for reopening the US-Mexico border have forced Mexicans to only inoculate themselves with biologics accepted by the WHO and refuse to apply Sputnik and Cansino, which have not yet been endorsed by this organization.
In Reynosa, Tamaulipas – bordering the United States – for example, teachers were dissatisfied with the application of the CanSino vaccine.
In social networks, mainly young people, they seek to be immunized with different vaccines despite the warning of several experts that it is not advisable to mix several vaccines.
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan stated during an interview with the RIA Novosti agency that the Sputnik-V vaccine could be approved by the organization before the end of the year. Swaminathan noted that legal documents are yet to be signed by both parties before the process continues. Once this happens, the dialogue would resume and your inspection would be scheduled. So far no exact approval date has been detailed.
Last Wednesday, October 13, Marcelo Ebrard pointed out that the reopening of the border for non-essential activities was one of the issues that were addressed in June, during the visit of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico.
To date, the National Vaccination Plan in the country shows very high vaccination averages, especially in the northern region. This average is comparable to that of the United States.
In Mexico, as of this Friday, October 15, 67,694, 025 people over 18 years of age have been inoculated (76.5% of the total population), of these only 56.1% have the complete vaccination scheme. One million 210 thousand 582 doses should be applied daily; however, in the last seven days the daily outlook has been 628,790.
Regarding the vaccination of minors, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that he will challenge the decision of a judge that orders the Mexican government to vaccinate all people belonging to this sector.
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