US to Reopen Canada, Mexico Land Borders in November

Headline Roundup October 13th, 2021

The U.S. has announced that it will lift land border restrictions with Mexico and Canada in November for fully vaccinated people.  Since March 2020, restrictions have been placed on non-essential travelers to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new rules will be rolled out starting in early November for non-essential, fully vaccinated visitors who wish to see family or come as tourists. In January, the vaccination requirement will apply to all inbound foreign travelers, whatever their reason for travel. These moves follow the announcement in September that the U.S. would end country-based travel bans for air travel, and seek vaccination proof from foreign nationals instead.

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foreign policy, border, Canada, Mexico, coronavirus

The Biden administration will open up U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico to non-essential travel starting in November — but only to those fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Why it matters: Government officials and business leaders have decried the economic impact pandemic travel restrictions have had on border communities. They have called for the U.S. to reopen the borders given high, and rising, vaccinations rates there.

What's happening: Officials will implement land border vaccine requirements in two phases, an administration official told reporters on a Tuesday evening call.

Early next month, non-essential travelers from Mexico...

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The United States plans to ease restrictions on travel for fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico starting in early November, relaxing bans that have been in place for more than 18 months, according to senior administration officials.

The new rules, which are similar to those announced for international air passengers, will be rolled out in a phased approach. The first phase, kicking off in early November, will allow fully vaccinated visitors traveling for nonessential reasons, like visiting friends or for tourism, to cross US land borders. The second phase, starting...

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After a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. is set to announce that it will reopen land borders with Canada and Mexico next month for nonessential travel and demand all international visitors be fully vaccinated.

The new rules, to be announced Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the U.S. regardless of the reason for travel starting in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions is set to kick in for air travel into the country, the Associated Press reported. By mid-January, even essential travelers seeking to enter the U.S.,...

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