By Marnie Hunter | CNN
Another bit of welcome news for travelers clamoring to get into the United States came Tuesday with the announcement that land borders with Canada and Mexico will reopen to fully vaccinated visitors in November.
The new policy closely aligns with new US international air travel rules announced on September 20.
Both measures are due to go into effect in November, although no specific dates have been announced.
The plans both loosen and tighten existing rules, depending on the country an international traveler is arriving from and their vaccination status.
Here’s what we know so far about what the new policies will mean:
Visitors coming from Mexico and Canada can soon enter by land and ferry
Land and ferry ports of entry will soon be open to tourism, friends and family visits and other nonessential travel, provided the visitors are fully vaccinated. There will be no testing requirement, senior administration officials said.
That is the first phase of the new policy, which is slated to go into effect in November.
Those traveling for essential reasons — students and truck drivers, for example — will still be allowed to cross the borders, regardless of their vaccination status, until early January 2022. At that point, a vaccination requirement will go into effect for all inbound foreign travelers arriving by land and ferry.
Currently, air travel from Mexico and Canada into the United States is allowed, with proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Things will get more stringent for foreign arrivals in November, when a vaccination requirement for all international air travelers is set to be implemented.
The rules for unvaccinated children are still unclear
The Department of Homeland Security’s announcement about Mexico and Canada land borders did not address children, many of whom are not eligible for vaccinations.
Air travel rules for unvaccinated children are also unclear, although unvaccinated Americans will still be allowed to travel into the US via air, with more stringent testing.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki indicated on September 20 that those rules “at this point, would obviously apply to children as well.”
Whether the same rules would apply to unvaccinated children from other countries is unclear. CNN has asked the Department of Homeland Security for clarification.
The door is finally opening for people in countries affected by travel bans
Travel bans put in place early in the pandemic by presidential proclamations have barred foreign nationals arriving from China, Iran, Europe’s Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil, South Africa and India.
For the first time in more than a year in many cases, vaccinated foreign nationals who have been in those countries in the 14 days before entering the United States will soon be allowed in with proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test taken within three days of their flight.
Unvaccinated travelers from other countries will no longer be allowed
Currently, a negative Covid-19 test or proof of having recently recovered from Covid-19 allows unvaccinated international air travelers who were not affected by travel bans …read more
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