People who received doses of two or more different COVID-19 vaccines will be considered eligible to enter the United States next month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This will apply to Canadians crossing the land border, which reopens for non-essential travel Nov. 8. There are nearly four million Canadians who have received doses of two or more vaccines.
The new U.S. policy will will require foreign national travellers from 33 countries to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days prior to boarding an airplane. The policy applies to both those travelling by plane and over land from Canada and Mexico. » NY Times / CBS News / NBC News
Starting in “early” November, nonessential travellers, such as those entering for tourism or to visit family members, will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers when they cross land borders.
For the past 19 months, only “essential travel” had been allowed across the Canadian and Mexican land borders, but the same restrictions did not apply for air travellers.
Starting in January 2022, all travellers to the U.S. from Canada, including essential workers, will be required to be fully vaccinated.
Details are still to be worked out
As there is yet no standard vaccine passport in Canada, much work needs to be done on this file.
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