skip to main content

COVID-19 Information and Guidance

Fewer than expected Mexican shoppers return to border retailers

The reopening of the U.S.-Mexico border for fully vaccinated tourists came just in time for one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year. But so far, shoppers have returned in disappointingly low numbers. "More than 230,000 people cross the ports of entry into the U.S. every day to work, go to school, shop, go on vacation,” research scholar José Iván Rodríguez told the Dallas Morning News. “They represent an important source of business for counties on the Texas border."