WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says the United States will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International visitors must be vaccinated against coronavirus.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, travel by vehicle, rail, or ferry between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico was largely restricted to trade travel.
The Associated PressAccording to reports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers may discreetly request proof of vaccination from travelers.
Wednesday’s new rules will allow all foreign nationals fully vaccinated into the U.S., regardless of reason for travel.
It will begin in November and continue until the end of December.
The Associated Press stated that all travelers who intend to enter the U.S. as truck drivers or other essential travellers, such as those traveling to work, must be fully vaccinated before they can travel.
According to the news outlet, the new policy applies only to legal entry into the U.S.