Arizona-Mexico border travel restrictions expected to hurt border communities

NOGALES, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Traveling to Mexico will no longer be allowed as we try to control the spread of the coronavirus. The Arizona-Mexico border will be closed starting midnight on Saturday through the next 30 days.

There are some guidelines for the new restrictions. So if you had a vacation planned or you just wanted to go visit family, you won’t be able to, and it goes both ways. It's similar to the restrictions put in place earlier this week along the U.S. and Canadian border.

Economist Garrick Taylor says Mexican Nationals spend nearly $7 million a day in our state, shopping at our stores and eating at our restaurants. “Border communities along the Arizona and Sonora border really rely on shoppers from Mexico to keep their treasuries full. They unfortunately are going to take a hit,” said Taylor.


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