Washington— The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the land borders with Canada and Mexico beginning in November for travelers who are fully vaccinated, reopening the door to the United States for tourists and families who were unable to enter the country during the pandemic.
Those who provide proof of vaccination and are trying to visit family or friends or make purchases in the United States will be allowed in next month, high-ranking administration officials announced, just weeks after President Biden. lifted a similar ban on foreigners seeking to travel to the country from abroad.
The lifting of the 19-month ban at the border will not only reconnect the United States with its neighbors, but is one of the latest measures to open the country’s borders to vaccinated travelers from around the world.
After more than a year of isolating the country from international tourism, the administration has now made the country a welcome destination for vaccinated people — making it clear that all foreigners who decide not to get vaccinated will face strict restrictions on enter the United States.
Travelers who are not vaccinated will not be able to cross the border with Mexico or Canada.
The travel restrictions, implemented in March 2020 as the coronavirus spread across the United States, did not apply to commercial traffic, to US citizens or students.