US opens Canada and Mexico borders to vaccinated November

The United States will open its borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated travelers starting in early November, three leading members of Congress reported Tuesday (local time), including Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer. This brings an end to travel restrictions that have been in place since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

The new rules, which will be formally announced by Homeland Security Minister Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, will cover land borders and ferries crossings. An exact date for the removal of travel restrictions from Canada and Mexico is not yet known.

Non-US travellers entering the United States by land or ferry must be vaccinated, but only need to show proof of vaccination if requested by customs officers. A recent negative test result is not required anyway. For air passengers, on the other hand, they have to provide a vaccination certificate and a recent negative test result before they are allowed to board the plane.


the end of September, the White House announced that fully vaccinated travelers from 33 countries will be welcome to the United States as of early November. These include China, India, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the European Union countries. That notice has not yet been translated to an exact date.