Black Friday or Black Friday will be very different this year due to the health emergency due to the coronavirus and travel restrictions to avoid infections
United States.- Black Friday 2020 , or Black Friday , will return like every year on the last Friday of November , which this time will fall on the 27th, after Thanksgiving, however, it will be somewhat different in the United States. United due to the health contingency that occurs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Also called Black Weekend, which also makes the month known as Black November, is a date highly anticipated by Americans and international tourists, who take advantage of the discounts offered by different businesses and commercial chains on Christmas Eve in order to reactivate the economy.
This year will be different due to the pandemic and the restrictions imposed to avoid infections, especially it will be a bit difficult for Mexican tourists or from other countries who usually travel to the United States for this date and thus be able to buy various products or services.
Remember that the border between Mexico and the United States will continue to be restricted for non-essential travel until November 21, and Black Friday will be held on November 27, so we will have to wait for the official indication from the authorities regarding travel. for that date.
This restriction policy was implemented since March of this year to control the spread of the coronavirus, and since then it has been extended several times with the same objective, as the United States continues to be one of the countries most affected in the world by the pandemic.
Currently only essential travel is allowed as U.S. citizens and permanent residents returning to this country, those traveling for medical matters, those who must travel to attend educational institutions, people who work in the agriculture industry, those who travel for purposes health, military that must carry out operations, and those who make official government or diplomatic trips.
Meanwhile, travel for tourist purposes is not allowed. Similarly, the processing of visas was restarted as of last August, but in a limited way, only for Mexican students and Mexican residents.
The United States Embassy and consulates in Mexico are accepting visa applications under categories F, M, and J with the approved I-20 or DS-2019 form. In the case of the J visa category, only cases that are not subject to Presidential Proclamation 10052 will be accepted, such as foreign doctors, professors, researchers and short-term academics, specialists and students.
Similarly, he reported that due to limited capacity and measures taken in relation to Covid-19, there are likely to be delays in the availability of appointments for visa applicants, and that interviews for all other visa categories , including B1 / B2 (tourist / business), will continue to be suspended. Applicants with a travel urgency can request an emergency appointment.
This is how Black Friday 2020 will not be the same as in previous years, but online sales are expected to skyrocket more than ever, so companies are already analyzing their strategies to announce their discounts and capture sales for this date. .
The recommendations to follow for Black Friday that the authorities issue each year are to first choose what you want to buy and take into account how much you want to spend; compare prices and products, and make purchases abroad, observe and understand well the terms, conditions, and guarantees.