It’s starting to feel like it’s 2019 again, thankfully. There are new reports that say the U.S. land border will be reopening to fully vaccinated Canadians by November. The border has been closed for the last 19 months because of the ongoing global pandemic that has been COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know.
The U.S. Land Border Opening To Fully Vaccinated Canadians And Mexicans
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement the administration next month “will begin allowing travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for tourism, via land and ferry border crossings.”
“In alignment with the new international air travel system that will be implemented in November, we will begin allowing travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for tourism, via land and ferry border crossings,” the statement from Secretary Mayorkas reads.
Before you plan your trip across the border, there are a few things you’ll have to keep in mind. Individuals who do not have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will not be allowed to travel for non-essential purposes. There is no requirement to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the U.S.
It’s been noted that the new rules are similar but not identical to planned requirements announced last month for international air travelers.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are fully vaccinated have been allowed back to Canada since August, after waiting at least 14 days after finished a full course of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
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