On October 12, the U.S. announced it will be reopening the Southern and Northern land borders to fully vaccinated nonessential travelers in early November. Car, train and ferry travelers from Mexico and Canada will be allowed to enter the United States for the first time since restrictions were put in place in March 2020. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will ask about vaccination status along with other questions to determine authorization for legal entry to the U.S. U.S. officials did not announce a date or what documentation would be required to prove full documentation status in the announcement.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the AstraZeneca vaccine which is widely used in Canada but not approved for use in the United States will be accepted for entry into the U.S.
Canada currently allows entry of fully vaccinated individuals including Americans who have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as well as proof of a negative test conducted within 72 hours of entry to the country. Mexico has not put in place any COVID-19 entry procedures for travelers. The United States announced on September 20 that it is lifting Covid-related air travel restrictions for 33 countries in early November:
Unvaccinated travelers will continue to be banned from entering the United States. When the newly eased travel restrictions go into place in November, there will still be some individuals who still cannot travel to the United States.
If you or a loved one has questions about your immigration status and travel outside the United States or when you can travel to the United States, the experienced immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office can help you get answers. Contact our office at 630-912-0322.
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