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11. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 1030 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

Just today, on Yahoo News, there is a story of tourists stuck in Mexico.
https://news.yahoo.com/cant-believe-happening-travelers-recount-120046029.html

As this story is aimed at citizens of the United States, it's important to note something the article very, very briefly touches upon, but doesn't fully explain: U.S. Citizens crossing the border by land from Mexico into the United States.

The story misses a chance to indeed plainly say that no Covid test is required at all for citizens of the U.S. crossing the northern Mex/US border on foot or by vehicle. The author relates a case of a family flying to Tijuana and crossing the border on foot, but fails to mention there is simply no Covid test needed for U.S. Citizens to do this, nor has there ever been. The story also fails to mention that the family used the CBX terminal to cross back into the US and fails to mention how straightforward that process is (during the pandemiic or not) and doesn't even explain what the CBX terminal is. I suspect that many readers in the US will think this sort of border crossing in Tijuana by that family was full of danger when indeed they were able enter the US directly from Tijuana airport via the CBX bridge, which spans the border, is part of the airport's interior and is about 400 ft. in length. This is a perfect example of how easy it is to find hollow news reporting in the United States.

To remove the burden of digging deeper for an informative story, the author links to series of tweets from a low-ranking politician who is mildly outraged by what his constituents had to do at the border in Tijuana. This politician himself misses the chance to say that no Covid test is needed by Citizens of the U.S. to cross the land border from Mexico in the United States - instead he simply says "No one tested them during that process (crossing the land border). This politician from Kentucky does a swell job, several times, of making it sound like this family was somehow slighted; the reality is the family played stupid games and won stupid prizes - and what that family did (flying from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana) could easily be seen as very selfish considering at least one of them tested positive, although the story leaves a few important points about that, too.

It certainly would be useful for any U.S Citizen to know about crossing the land border without a need for testing rather than feeling stuck in Mexico. Of course, scrambling to the land border may be out of the question for many U.S. citizens who are stuck in Mexico; exercising their freedom to travel right now simply comes with these risks...

We've been stuck in Mexico since November, 2019. ;);)

[ Edit: Edited on 29 Mar 2021, 18:08 GMT by road to roam ]

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