The US government will next month lift COVID-19 travel restrictions along its land borders with Mexico and Canada for fully vaccinated travelers, allowing non-essential travel for the first time since lockdowns began in March 2020.
Travelers who can provide proof of vaccination and are looking for families or friends or shopping in the US will be allowed to enter the US in early November, senior Biden administration officials told reporters Tuesday during a call. Said to. The move mirrors one made a few weeks ago by the Biden administration to allow travelers who are allowed to travel from the EU and the UK to the US.
“This is an important step that will further enhance the safety of international travel and the safety of Americans at home,” senior administration officials said in a call to reporters. “These new vaccination requirements deploy the best tools in our arsenal to keep people safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
Travelers without proof of vaccination will be denied entry if their travel is deemed “non-essential”.
Officials said the US would require all travelers, including those engaged in essential travel, to show proof of vaccination before crossing the land border beginning in January.
“This phased approach will provide enough time for essential passengers like truck drivers and others to be vaccinated, thereby making the transition to this new system easier,” an administration official said.
This news comes 19 months after the then President Donald Trump Complete ban on travel issued From EU and UK to US. under current policy, Only US citizens, their immediate families, green card holders and those with a national interest exemption may travel to the US if they have lived in the UK or EU in the past two weeks.
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