Partial close to the border with Mexico to nonessential travel and hygiene guidelines against COVID-19: Click for more info
Greetings Omnibus Express Clients,
President Trump has announced the US will temporarily do a partial close to the border with Mexico to nonessential traffic / travel.
Please read the following in order to avoid delays or obstructions in your travel plans
For purposes of the temporary alteration in certain designated ports of entry operations, travel through the land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border shall be limited to “essential travel,” which includes, but is not limited to:
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents returning to the United States;
Individuals traveling to work in the United States (e.g., individuals working in the farming or agriculture industry who must travel between the United States and Canada in furtherance of such work);
Individuals traveling for emergency response and public health purposes (e.g., government officials or emergency responders entering the United States to support Federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial government efforts to respond to COVID-19 or other emergencies);
Individuals engaged in lawful cross-border trade (e.g., bus drivers supporting the movement of passengers the United States and Mexico);
Individuals engaged in official government travel or diplomatic travel
The following travel does not fall within the definition of “essential travel” for purposes of this Notification—
Individuals traveling for tourism purposes (e.g., leisure, sightseeing, recreation, gambling, or attending
cultural events, concerts).
The intention is to reduce public health risks while prioritizing essential cross-border commerce and trade.
Both countries are eager to choke off the spread of the virus but also maintain their vital economic relationship.
The restrictions go into effect at midnight on Saturday March 21, 2020 at midnight for a total of 30 days.
On behalf of the Omnibus Express team, we wanted to thank you for allowing us to be part of your and your loved one’s travel plans.
We want to let you know that safety—your safety and the safety of our employees—is our number one priority and is built into everything we do, every day. Given the concerns posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been working and following the guidelines of CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and we wanted to share the steps we’ve been taking.
Increased bus cleaning:
We know how important cleanliness is, particularly now. We have increased the amount of wipe-down cleaning of high touch areas, including seats, arm rests, handles, windows and seat belts, throughout the day with a CDC recommended disinfectant. This is in addition to our standard deep bus cleaning and sanitization that occurs after each bus trip.
Increased terminal cleaning:
We are disinfecting common surfaces more frequently with the same CDC recommended disinfectant. Additionally, we have made hand sanitizer more widely available for customer use.
On board our buses:
We have a protocol to follow in case someone onboard feels ill.
Because Omnibus Express buses has no middle seats, each customer traveling on Omnibus Express has an aisle or a window seat. No one is seated between two other customers, which gives everyone more personal space.
A quick boarding process limits the amount of time waiting in terminals or in boarding lines. Boarding begins at 15 minutes prior to departure.
We have a special response team monitoring this evolving situation and we are working closely according with CDC guidelines to ensure efforts we are taking are in line with global health recommendations. You can learn more about the coronavirus on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.
We are consistently working to create a safe and enjoyable experience for you when you travel on Omnibus Express.
Thank you for being an Omnibus Express customer, we truly appreciate your business.