The United States will open its borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated travellers from early November. Several members of Congress have reported this.
This will end the travel restrictions that have been in place since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in March 2020.
“We will allow travellers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, such as to visit friends and family or for tourism,” the US secretary said of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas in a statement on the new measures.
The rules will cover land borders and ferry crossings. An exact date for the lifting of travel restrictions from Canada and Mexico is unknown.
Non-US travellers entering the United States by land or ferry must be vaccinated. But they only need to show proof of vaccination if requested to do so by customs officers. A recent negative test result is not required.
On the other hand, Air travellers must present a vaccination certificate and a recent negative test result before boarding the plane.
At the end of September, the White House announced that fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries would be welcome in the United States from the beginning of November. These include China, India, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the countries of the European Union. An exact date has not yet been announced for this announcement.