United States

US to reopen land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated

10:47, 13 October 2021
US to reopen land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated Photo: pixabay.com

The US will announce the reopening of the land borders with neighboring Canada and Mexico next month for travelers, however, those who will cross the border will be demanded to show proof of vaccination within the rules of US Customs and Border Protection.


US Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, is expected to announce the alterations on Wednesday.

The rules, which are set to be announced on Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign voyagers to enter the US, regardless of their purpose on visiting the country, according to the Associated Press. The changes will likely come into effect in early November as the similar easings of anti-COVID-19 measures are also scheduled to touch air travel, the AP reported.

In August, the US announced that it would go on banning non essential travel in spite of Canada allowing the US fully vaccinated nationals to cross its border. Then it triggered resentment of Canada that said the American move created bewilderment. Nonetheless, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, who was also confused by such circumstances, said that the country has a right to make a decision regarding its border.

So, all the travelers, who intend to enter the US no matter how, by boat, vehicle or rail would be asked of their vaccination status. In case the voyager could prove his full vaccination status he will be further allowed to enter the US, however, the officers might also conduct the verification of the documents, which prove the individual had been vaccinated,regarding whether it's authentic or counterfeit.