WASHINGTON – The United States will reopen its land borders for unnecessary travel next month, after a 19-month freeze due to coveted 19 epidemics ended when the country was in need of vaccinating all international visitors against the corona virus. Is.
Cars, trains and ferries travel between and between the United States. Canada And Mexico From the earliest days of epidemics, much-needed travel, such as trade, has been limited. The new rules, to be announced on Wednesday, will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the United States, regardless of whether travel begins in early November, when air travel in the country Therefore, similar restrictions will be relaxed. By mid-January, even essential passengers who want to enter the United States, such as truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.
Senior administration officials reviewed the new policy late Tuesday on condition of anonymity.
both of them Mexico And Canada The United States has been under pressure for months to ease travel restrictions that have separated families and reduced recreational trips since the onset of the epidemic. The latest move follows last month’s announcement that the United States would lift a nationwide travel ban on air travel, and would instead require foreign nationals to be vaccinated to enter by air.
Both policies will take effect in early November, officials said. He did not give a specific date.
The new rules only apply to the legal entry of US officials, who warn that those wishing to enter illegally will still be expelled under the so-called Title 42 Authority, which was first sought by former President Donald Trump. What was, which was sharply criticized by immigration lawyers. Evacuation of refugees before they seek asylum An official said the United States is pursuing a policy because of the tight conditions at the border patrol facilities and the risk of cowardice.
Passengers entering the United States by car, rail and ferry will be asked about their vaccination status as part of the standard U.S. Customs and Border Protection entry process, according to officials. At the discretion of the officers, passengers will have evidence of vaccination in the secondary screening process.
Unlike air travel, which requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to enter the United States, no test is required to enter the United States by land or sea. Meet the need for passenger vaccination.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States will accept travelers who have been fully vaccinated with any vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use, not just in the United States. This means that the AstraZeneca vaccine is widely used Canada, Will be accepted.
Delays in the need for vaccinations for essential travel across the border are aimed at providing extra time for truck drivers and others to reduce potential economic hurdles from the vaccination mandate, officials said.
As everyone has been told, the new approaches move toward policy based on individuals’ risk profiles, rather than a low-target country-based ban.
The need for vaccinations for foreign nationals comes as the White House seeks to influence 100 million people in the United States to enforce vaccination or testing requirements.
on Tuesday , US Department of Labor A preliminary draft of an emergency regulation has been completed in which 100 or more employers will require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly. The Office of Management and Budget is now reviewing the order prior to its implementation.
Mexico There is no COVID-19 entry procedure for passengers. Canada Allows people who have been fully vaccinated to enter the country with evidence of a negative test within 72 hours of entering the country, along with proof of vaccination against covid 19.