That’s it: after 19 long months of closure, the United States is reopening its land border to unnecessary travel through twice-vaccinated Canadians. And what about air travel? Which vaccines are approved? Here’s everything you need to know before heading to the United States.
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We do not yet know when these new reliefs will take effect. The reopening is scheduled for “early November”, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Christiana Freeland, touring the United States, said a date would be set with the US government.
The Mexico border will also be reopened.
Who can cross the border?
Whoever wants to go to the United States will not enter. To cross the border, Canadian travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, meaning they must receive two doses.
Any reason (even unnecessary) to cross the border is good, whether it’s for visiting friends or family members or places to visit.
Since August, the Canadian border has been fully reopened to travelers from the vaccinated United States.
What about air travel?
From 1Is November, United States lifts restrictions on vaccinated persons on international travel from March 2020.
In addition to showing proof of the COVID-19 vaccine, travelers must be tested and wear a mask within three days of arriving on a trip to the United States, the Home Pandemic Coordinator said. -White, Jeff Gents.
For vaccinated international travelers, a negative test is requested before boarding a flight to the United States.
What about important travel?
From November, double vaccinations are mandatory for unwanted trips, but so-called “mandatory” trips are always authorized.
However, in January, all trips will require double vaccinations as needed or not. Vaccine proof is required.
Washington says the delay leaves “enough time” to properly vaccinate workers who cross the border, such as truck drivers.
Which vaccines are approved?
Two weeks after receiving the second dose vaccine from Pfizer-BioMtech or Modernna in the United States, and two weeks after receiving the single dose of the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, travelers are considered to have been fully vaccinated in the United States. Disease prevention and control.
All vaccines approved by the FDA (US Medicines Agency) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are approved for air travel.
Cubeseckers who receive the estrogen vaccine may start moving to the United States again, even if they are not approved by the FDA.
It is still unclear whether Canadians who have received different doses of the vaccine will be accepted.
– With AFP and QMI agency