Fully vaccinated travelers from Canada and Mexico will soon be allowed to cross the US land border to enter the country, the White House announced on Tuesday.
The US land borders with Canada and Mexico will reopen to non-essential travelers early November, although a precise date has not been released just yet. The decision, which ends the strict travel restrictions that started in March 2020, covers land borders and ferry crossings.
Canada has eased its overland crossings for non-essential fully vaccinated US travelers on August 9, 2021, however, certain requirements are still needed to enter the Great White North.
According to France 24, starting early January, the US will require all travelers, including those classified as essential, to be vaccinated to enter the country. Essential visitors to the US, such as truck drivers, do not currently need to be vaccinated.
On Monday, September 20, the White House relaxed the US’s air travel restrictions to allow fully vaccinated, non-essential travelers from 33 countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Greece,Britain, Ireland, China, India, South Africa, Iran, and Brazil.