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LAREDO, TX (KGNS TV) - Some new restrictions have just been released for American citizens who frequently travel into Nuevo Laredo.

According to the U.S. Consulate in our sister city, some of the measures are already in place.

For example, drivers can only travel into Nuevo Laredo on days that coincide with the last numbers on their license plate.

Based on the schedule, license plates ending in 0 and 1 can travel into Nuevo Laredo on Mondays, Tuesdays are 2 and 3, Wednesdays are 4 and 5, Thursdays are 6 and 7, and Fridays are 8 and 9.

There will also be health inspections alongside the international bridges, such as:
- temperature checks,
- no more than two people per vehicle can travel into Nuevo Laredo.
- You must also wear a face mask at all times,
- officials are only allowing essential travel,
- no children or elderly people are allowed to travel into Nuevo Laredo.


Seems to be aimed at people going south.  Nothing mentioned about Saturday Sunday. 


From Nuevo Laredo Gov website

By instruction of the State Government, a sanitary filter will apply new restrictive measures to vehicles that enter Nuevo Laredo by this international route

By instruction of the State Government, the State Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COEPRIS), will install, starting this Tuesday, June 2, a sanitary filter at the exit of the Juarez- Lincoln International Bridge  , which will reinforce the revision in the prevention of infections of Coronavirus in Nuevo Laredo.

"At the direction of our Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca and the Secretary of State Health, we are going to install, on the outskirts of International Bridge 2, a sanitary filter for vehicles, with the purpose of detecting those people who present symptoms of Covid- 19, in case of not complying with the indications, they will be returned ”, reported Adolfo Benavides Guerra, COEPRIS coordinator. 

The people in charge of the sanitary filter will deny entry to the city to children under 12 years of age, adults over 65, more than 2 people per vehicle and will require the mandatory and permanent use of  mouth masks . 

With these new restrictions on Americans and residents of Laredo, Texas, who intend to enter Nuevo Laredo, the goal is to safeguard the physical integrity of Nuevo Laredo residents

"People who do not have an essential trip to Nuevo Laredo will not be allowed to enter, we will ask for the permanent use of  mouth masks , this is for an indefinite time and indefinite hours, it starts tomorrow Tuesday," added the state official.

The filter will be installed in Bravo street corner with November 20 and elements of COEPRIS, State Police, Civil Protection and Traffic and Roads will participate. 

"If they do not comply with the order, they will be returned by the security forces, and if they do not have an essential trip to Nuevo Laredo, they will not do so to avoid being returned," concluded Benavides Guerra. 

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The restrictions were for foreign plated vehicles entering from the USA. I see nothing now on their website today. In any rate coming from the  south was never mentioned.   Nothing ever mentioned regarding Columbia crossing. 

 You will pass a couple of sanitary filters on the  way.  

On the US side in Laredo masks were mandatory outside and in public buildings. Even at a gas station mask mandatory a couple of weeks ago.  

Have a safe trip

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Perhaps a technicality, but Cabeza de Vaca is governor of Tamaulipas, where Laredo Bridge 2 connects Nuevo Laredo and Laredo.

Colombia-Solidarity crosses into Texas through the state of Nuevo León. It may be a bit further out of your way, but if you are concerned about entering NL, the Colombia crossing avoids the city.



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Just crossed at Columbia Bridge yesterday(south bound) and no restrictions. Not a lot of traffic on a Sunday and did the Zacatecas-Aguascalientes route in record time, 9 hrs 50 minutes. 

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I just let Garmin guide me. Going north, I just went straight thru town. Going south, I took the 3rd Periferico. 

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4 hours ago, tomgates said:

I just let Garmin guide me. Going north, I just went straight thru town. Going south, I took the 3rd Periferico. 

Southbound, that's the one closest to centro?  Do you go east or west?  Seems like very time we go west it takes forever.


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