Crossing Restrictions Create Hardships For Businesses Along US Borders

Associated Press reports, “In border towns across the U.S., small businesses are reeling from the economic fallout of the partial closure of North America’s international boundaries. Restrictions on nonessential travel were put in place a year ago to curb the spread of the virus and have been extended almost every month since, with exceptions for trade, trucking and critical supply chains. Small businesses, residents and local chambers of commerce say the financial toll has been steep, as have the disruptions to life in communities where it’s common to shop, work and sleep in two different countries.” The article notes that the US, Mexico and Canada have agreed to extend  restrictions on nonessential travel at least through April 21.