The United States will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travelers by air, land, or passenger ferry beginning Nov. 8.
Air travelers must produce proof of immunization as well as a negative COVID-19 test obtained within three days of boarding their aircraft when landing in the United States. The same rules apply to air travelers arriving in Canada from the United States.
Non-essential travelers crossing a land border will be needed to present proof of vaccination or attest to their immunization status if a border agent requests it, but they will not be forced to show a negative COVID-19 test, unlike air travelers.
Next month, the United States will reopen its land border to fully immunized Canadians.
The call for the United States to reopen its land border to vaccinated Canadians is growing louder.
Essential travelers crossing a land border will be needed to be completely immunized by January.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are still working out a few things (CDC). They include the types of documents that will be recognized as proof of a traveler’s vaccination status, as well as whether or not travelers who received doses of two distinct vaccines would be considered fully vaccinated.
Affected airlines have been advised by the CDC that any vaccination licensed in the United States, as well as vaccines recognized for emergency use by the World Health Organization, will be accepted for air travel.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the Canada-US border has been restricted to non-essential travel. In early August, Canada opened its border to Americans.
In recent weeks, President Joe Biden and his administration have faced mounting pressure to follow Canada’s lead and open the border to non-essential travel.