The Biden administration will soon allow nonessential travelers from Canada or Mexico who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the country via land crossings, laying out a two-stage process to require everyone entering the country to be fully vaccinated.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will announce on Wednesday that foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have the appropriate paperwork to enter the U.S. can do so beginning in early November, a senior administration official said.
Currently, only “essential” travelers from Canada and Mexico are allowed into the U.S. at border crossings, regardless of their vaccination status. Essential travelers will have until early January to become fully vaccinated.
An announcement last month detailed plans to permit vaccinated air travelers to enter the U.S. but didn’t extend the same permissions to crossings at the northern and southern borders.
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