Changes in the rules of entry into the country through the land and water borders will be carried out in two stages.
The U.S. authorities intend in November to ease the ban imposed due to the pandemic on crossing land borders with Canada and Mexico. According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), fully vaccinated foreigners from these countries will be able to enter the United States.
The borders with Canada and Mexico were closed at the beginning of the pandemic. The ban is imposed on all trips “that are not necessary.” An exception is made only for American citizens and persons arriving in the United States for medical treatment and study.
“In accordance with the new system of international air travel, which will begin to be applied from November (the U.S. authorities will begin to require foreigners arriving in the country to show proof of vaccination), we will begin to allow persons fully vaccinated against the new coronavirus from Canada and Mexico to come to the United States across the land border and ferry crossings for purposes that are not necessary, including to visit friends, relatives, as well as for tourism,” the words of the United States Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas are quoted in the message.
As noted in the DHS, changes in the rules of entry into the country through the land and water borders will be carried out in two stages. From November, foreigners will be able to arrive in the United States through the borders with Canada and Mexico. At the same time, those whose visit is not caused by an urgent need will need proof of vaccination. “Persons who have not been fully vaccinated will not be able to make trips that are not necessary,” the U.S. department explained.
At the second stage – from the beginning of January 2022 – the U.S. authorities will begin to require “all foreigners arriving in the U.S. via the land border or ferry crossings” to provide proof of their complete vaccination, regardless of whether their trip is classified as “necessary” or not.