Starting on November 8, fully vaccinated Canadians finally will be able to drive across the U.S. Canada land border, and the same goes for Mexico. It was announced yesterday that U.S. officials plan on reopening its land borders with Mexico and Canada.
The U.S. land borders have been closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
U.S. officials are still working out details as to what documentation will be required to cross the border.
This comes as long overdue and welcome news to border town businesses in the United States, and Canadians with friends and relatives living state side, as well as those who enjoy driving to spend winters in the sunny south.
The U.S. is awaiting official information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about travellers who received mixed doses of the COVID-19 vaccines or the AstraZeneca vaccine. The United States never approved mixing the vaccines or the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The CDC is planning on accepting travellers who have been vaccinated with any vaccine for air travel and most likely will do the same for land border crossings.
If a traveller is fully vaccinated, there will be no requirement for them to show a negative COVID-19 test.
The Canadian border was fully opened to all U.S. travellers on August 9. This caused many people to ask questions as to why the U.S. did not follow suit. At this point there are roughly 263 million people fully vaccinated in Canada, United States and Mexico.