U.S. Extends Land-Border Closures with Canada and Mexico, Eases Other Travel Measures


WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is extending the land-border closures with Canada and Mexico until at least Oct. 21, 2021, while all fully vaccinated Americans have been able to travel to Canada since Aug. 9, 2021.

Additionally, the U.S. is looking to ease international air-travel restrictions, which will allow fully vaccinated foreigners to enter the country. Starting in November, air travellers entering the U.S. will need to provide proof of double COVID-19 vaccination and proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 72 hours prior to boarding.

“It’s welcome news that the White House is making progress on reciprocating international public-health measures to protect air travellers,” says New York Congressman Brian Higgins. “It’s inexplicable that no announcement on easing travel restrictions at land ports of entry is being made today since the livelihoods of communities across the norther border depend on cross-border commerce.”

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