The Ministry of Foreign Relations (WED) He reported that will seek a way for nationals living in the United States and Canada to be vaccinated, iRegardless of your immigration status.
Through a release the chancellery indicated that it will negotiate with the administration of Joe Biden, that is about to begin, to reach a solution to the situation of Independent Professional Service Providers (PSPI) of the Mexican consulates in the United States.
“Within the framework of labor provisions of the T-MEC, The Government of Mexico will seek that the Governments of the United States and Canada guarantee the vaccination against COVID-19 of all Mexican workers regardless of their immigration status ”, they reported.
Likewise, they indicated that in addition, the consular network of Mexico in the United States and Canada will continue to monitor the mechanisms of access to the vaccine for Mexican men and women who are in said territories.
In this sense, some Mexican consulates in the United States have established communication with the local health authorities to form alternate vaccination sites, through health windows, in addition to providing guidance to compatriots on the vaccination process.
According to the Foreign Ministry, Mexican people who live in Canada or the United States and have doubts about the immunization modality in your locality, they can call the Mexican consulate closest or, from the United States, to the Center for Information and Assistance to Mexicans (CIAM) at (520) 623 7874, from where they will be channeled to the corresponding consulate.
With regard to professional service providers, they indicated that they are in talks with the US authorities to reach a solution.
“In relation to the situation of the independent professional service providers (PSPI) of the consular and diplomatic network of Mexico in the United States, the Foreign Ministry continues the conversations with the government of that country to explore solutions as restricts the renewal of A2 diplomatic visas to certain PSPIs from August of this year”.
In this way, Velasco Álvarez, in charge of the office for North America, will send a diplomatic note in the first days of February to express the interest of the Government of Mexico in finding a solution for the benefit of the PSPI.
It should be remembered that on January 9, Dr. José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Director of Epidemiology, pointed out that it will not be possible to bring the vaccine to countrymen living in the United States; after the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, promised to vaccinate nationals who live undocumented.
The official clarified that each nation has its own vaccination planTherefore, in an external country it will not be possible to intervene, in addition to the fact that there are tariff restrictions that prevent it.
However, he warned that the Ministry of Foreign Relations would be responsible for coordinating the consulates of Mexico and the government of the United States.
For its part, Marcelo Ebrard, head of the Chancellery, noted that In the T-MEC there are provisions that protect the working conditions of nationals, regardless of their nationality.
“Is the vaccine a labor right? No, but yes it is an established right that the worker should not be exposed to contagion. Applying the vaccine is the responsibility of each of the countries, “he said.
In that sense, he pointed out that in the steps that Mexico will make with the neighboring countries to the north so that our compatriots receive the vaccine, they will be supported by chapter 23 of the T-MEC wherein two provisions allow vaccination to be made possible.