Sumary of Here’s who will be able to get into the US more easily — and whose trip just got harder:
- (CNN) — Another bit of welcome news for travelers clamoring to get into the United States came Tuesday with the announcement that land borders with Canada and Mexico will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors in November.
- The plans both loosen and tighten existing rules, depending on the country an international traveler is arriving from and their vaccination status.
- Here’s what we know so far about what the new policies will mean:Visitors coming from Mexico and Canada can soon enter by land and ferry Land and ferry ports of entry will soon be open to tourism, friends and family visits and other nonessential travel, provided the visitors are fully vaccinated.
- There will be no testing requirement, senior administration officials said.
- Those traveling for essential reasons — students and truck drivers, for example — will still be allowed to cross the borders, regardless of their vaccination status, until early January 2022. At that point, a vaccination requirement will go into effect for all inbound foreign travelers arriving by land and ferry.
- Currently, air travel from Mexico and Canada into the United States is allowed, with proof of a negative Covid-19 test.