Completed port of entry at San Ysidro
The San Ysidro Port of Entry. Courtesy of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s office

The Trump administration announced Friday that closure of non-essential movement across the Canadian border will be accompanied by similar limits on the Mexican border.

“There is agreement with both Canada and Mexico to limit non-essential traffic across our land borders,” said Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, during a press conference at the White House.

Wolf said the restrictions would begin on Saturday, but would not effect commerce, essential workers, or travel for medical and educational purposes.

He said the focus of the new restrictions is on recreational and tourist travel in order to prevent further spread of coronavirus.

The decision to restrict traffic across the Canadian border was announced on Wednesday.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.