Be aware of new strict restrictions when traveling into Mexico

Restrictions include scheduled travel days, no children or elderly, face masks at all times and no more than two people per vehicle

Border Patrol agent Eric Mendoza speaks to the driver of a tractor-trailer passing through the Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas, on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Smugglers routinely pack people entering the country illegally or drugs into tractor-trailers, counting on the vehicles not being opened at the inspection site. (AP Photo/Nomaan Merchant) (Nomaan Merchant, Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – If you frequently travel into Mexico by car there are some new restrictions you need to know about COVID-19 checkpoints at the border.

According to KGNS TV in Laredo, the U.S Consulate in Nuevo Laredo released the details about the new restrictions.

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Here is a list of those new guidelines:

  • No more than two people per vehicle can travel into Nuevo Laredo
  • You must wear a face mask at all times
  • Essential travel is only allowed
  • No children or elderly people allowed to travel into Nuevo Laredo
  • Temperature checks
  • Drivers can only travel on days that coincide with the last numbers of their license plates

There are several COVID-19 checkpoints across the border in Mexico.

Because of new restrictions, you can expect delays.

According to the U.S. Consulate website, the number of confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico.

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