MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:26:48 +0000 US and Mexico border residents welcome reopening http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/7ff669aff67641fd9f0b467b8fbc8264 After a 19-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is reopening its land borders for nonessential travelers, bringing a sigh of relief for people who rely on people going between the two countries (Oct. 13) 7ff669aff67641fd9f0b467b8fbc8264 Wed, 13 Oct 2021 23:52:04 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:  ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Diego, California – 13 October 20211. View of border through chain link fenceASSOCIATED PRESS  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico  – 13 October 20212. Various of cars crossing border bridge between Ciudad Juarez in Mexico and El Paso in TexasANNOTATION: After a 19-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is reopening its land borders for nonessential travelers.ANNOTATION: The reopening next month is welcomed news for people who rely on the movement of people between the U.S. and Mexico.ASSOCIATED PRESSSan Diego, California – 13 October 20213. SOUNDBITE (English) Ruben Hernandez, taxi driver:"I've been driving for 20 years and I think the reopening of the border is very good for the economy and for us, for everyone."4. Hernandez getting into his taxi5. Exterior of perfume store and owner Satish SharmaANNOTATION: Satish Sharma says sales have dropped about 50% at his perfume store during the border closure.6. Sharma walking into storeASSOCIATED PRESS  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico  – 13 October 20217. Various of people entering border bridge to cross into the United StatesANNOTATION: All visitors will be required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.8. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Javier Galván, street vendor:"In fact, right now we are working at 40% of sales. With the flow of more people, sales will go up. All the people going to El Paso have to buy something for the way across the bridge."9. Street vendors among carsCEPROPIEMexico City - 13 October 202110. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador addressing reportersANNOTATION: Mexico's president Andrés Manuel López Obrado also welcomed the reopening.11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of México:"(It took) many meetings to achieve the opening of the border, but also the decision to vaccinate at the border communities to facilitate the agreement."ASSOCIATED PRESS  Ciudad Juarez, Mexico  – 13 October 202112. Aerial of borderSTORYLINE:Beleaguered business owners rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.Travel across land borders from Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to workers whose jobs are deemed essential. New rules will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason starting in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions is set for air travel. By mid-January, even essential travelers seeking to enter the U.S., such as truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.The news was welcomed on both sides of the border."I've been driving for 20 years and I think the reopening of the border is very good for the economy and for us, for everyone," said Ruben Hernandez, a taxi driver in San Diego.In Ciudad Juarez, street vendor Javier Galvan said sales have dropped 40% but with people now allowed to go to the US, they "have to buy something for the way across the bridge."The new rules only apply to legal entry. Those who enter illegally will still be subject to expulsion under a public health authority that allows for the swift removal of migrants before they can seek asylum.Travelers entering the U.S. by vehicle, rail and ferry will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspection. 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After a 19-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is reopening its land borders for nonessential travelers, bringing a sigh of relief for people who rely on people going between the two countries (Oct. 13) US and Mexico border residents welcome reopening