Beginning in November, fully vaccinated Canadian and Mexican citizens will be permitted to enter the United States at land-border crossings for nonessential travel.
Since March 2020, Canadian and Mexican citizens have been unable to enter the United States at land-border crossings for nonessential reasons, such as shopping and visiting family and friends. On October 12, 2021, the Biden administration announced intentions to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions on land-border crossings from Canada and Mexico for nonessential, fully vaccinated travelers beginning in November. The administration has not yet announced a specific day in November when the new rule will take effect.
Unvaccinated travelers will continue to only be permitted to enter at land-ports for essential travel. It is anticipated that beginning in January 2022, the vaccination requirement will be extended to all travelers (essential and nonessential) entering at land-border crossings.
We will continue to monitor this situation, keep abreast of any additions, and notify you of any material changes.
Please contact your Dentons immigration lawyer if you have any questions regarding the above.