The United States wants to open borders with Canada and Mexico to people who are vaccinated

The United States wants to open borders with Canada and Mexico to people who are vaccinated

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13 October 2021 – 8:57 am Watch

WASHINGTON (AP) – The US government wants to lift entry restrictions for coronavirus-vaccinated people along land borders with Canada and Mexico. The easing should take effect in November and apply to ferry crossings as well, the Ministry of Homeland Security said.

Anyone who can prove that they have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus can use it to travel to the USA for non-essential purposes, such as visiting friends and family or for tourism. for.

In another move, the regulation will also be extended to essential visits from early January 2022; Even in these cases, complete vaccination protection upon admission is a prerequisite. By then, those affected such as truck drivers, students and health care workers will have enough time to get vaccinated.

The United States already announced last month that it would lift month-long entry restrictions on international air traffic for vaccinated people from the European Union, Great Britain and other countries. The sweeping entry ban was imposed by then US President Donald Trump at the start of the pandemic in early 2020.

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Source: DPA

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