MEXICO CITY, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Mexico and the United States have agreed to extend a ban on non-essential cross-border travel by land until July 21, amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Mexico's Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday.

The decision to extend the ban, which began on March 21, by another 30 days followed an assessment of the outbreaks which are developing in the two neighboring countries, the ministry said via Twitter.

"Both countries will continue to seek to coordinate health measures along the border region," said the ministry.