Washington – The United States will next month reopen its borders on unnecessary travel, and the COVID-19 pandemic will require all international visitors to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, ending a 19-month freeze. Growth.
The movement of vehicles, railroads and ferries between the United States and Canada and Mexico has been limited to important movements such as trade since the early days of the pandemic. The new rules, announced Wednesday, will bring fully vaccinated aliens into the United States, regardless of the reason for travel, which begins in early November, when similar to air travel to the United States. restrictions will be eased. Allows you to enter the country. By mid-January, important travelers entering the United States, such as truck drivers, will also need to be fully vaccinated.
Government officials, subject to anonymity so as to speak ahead of the official announcement, previewed the new policy late Tuesday.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, both Mexico and Canada have been pressing the United States for months to separate families and ease travel restrictions that reduce leisure travel. The latest move follows last month’s announcement that the United States has ended a country-based travel ban for air travel and instead called for vaccinations for foreigners wishing to enter the country by plane.
Officials said both policies would come into force in early November. He did not specify a specific date.
The new rules only apply to lawful entry, and those attempting to enter illegally will be deported under the so-called Title 42 authority, previously called for by immigration advocates by former President Donald Trump. Remove immigrants before seeking asylum, warning that they are immediately criticized. An official said the United States is continuing its policy as the tight position of border guards poses a threat to COVID-19.
According to officials, travelers entering the United States by vehicle, rail or ferry will be asked about vaccination status as part of the standard US Customs and Border Protection immigration process. At the discretion of the officer, the passenger verifies the vaccination certificate in the secondary screening process.
Unlike air travel, which requires proof that the COVID-19 test is negative before boarding an airplane to enter the United States, if the passenger meets vaccination requirements by land or sea. No inspection is required to enter the United States.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States accepts travelers who have received one of the vaccines used in the United States as well as one of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Fully vaccinated with That is, the AstraZeneca vaccine is widely used and accepted in Canada.
Officials said the CDC is still working to formalize the process to admit people receiving two different vaccines, as was fairly common in Canada.
Delaying vaccination requirements for critical cross-border travel gives truck drivers and others additional time to fire, reducing the potential financial disruption of vaccination obligations. intended to provide.
Eventually, the new process shifts policies based on individual risk profiles, rather than targeted country-based restrictions.
Foreign vaccination requirements have moved the White House to enforce a broader range of vaccination or testing requirements to encourage targeted shootings to holdouts affecting 100 million people in the United States. This is due to this fact.
On Tuesday, the US Department of Labor completed the first draft of an emergency regulation requiring employers of more than 100 workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly with COVID-19. The Office of Management and Budget is currently considering an order ahead of its implementation.
There is no COVID-19 entry procedure for travelers to Mexico. Canada allows the entry of fully vaccinated individuals with evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 and evidence of a negative test done within 72 hours of admission.
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US reopens border in November due to full vaccination