U.S. To Lift Canada, Mexico Border Restrictions to Vaccinated
The was great news for the many Canadian RVers an snowbirds who visit the United States each year.
The United States will lift restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November. Since March 2020, the U.S. placed historic curbs on travel for non-essential travelers to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration next month “will begin allowing travelers from Mexico and Canada who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter the United States for non-essential purposes, including to visit friends and family or for tourism, via land and ferry border crossings.”
The border opening is great news for the RV industry and the many Canadian RVers and snowbirds who visit the United States each year.
The new rules are similar to planned requirements announced last month for international air travelers, U.S. officials told reporters.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of our shared cross-border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures. That pain is about to end,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.
The U.S. will still barr unvaccinated Canadian or Mexican visitors from entering the country.
The Biden administration officials emphasized the White House would not lift the “Title 42” order put in place by the former Trump administration that essentially cut off access to asylum for hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking to enter from Mexico.
Officials will announce the precise date of the lift on restrictions soon.