U.S. to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated travellers from Mexico and Canada
The U.S. has said it will reopen its borders with Mexico and Canada to fully vaccinated travellers from November. In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security said it will allow travel for non-essential purposes via land and ferry crossings.
The new rules, 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. By mid-January, even essential travelers seeking to enter the U.S., like truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.
Customs and Border Protection will enforce the requirements at U.S. land ports of entry where they will ask about vaccination status and refer travelers to a more thorough inspection on a case-by-case basis.