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U.S. Land Border Restrictions on Travel From Canada and Mexico Extended Through January 21, 2022; Restrictions to Lift for Fully Vaccinated in November 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will continue to implement the ban on “non-essential” travel across U.S. land borders and ferry travel with Canada and Mexico through January 21, 2022, according to a set of notifications to be published in the Federal Register. The restrictions were due to expire tomorrow, October 21.

However, in November 2021, CBP will lift these restrictions for foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to align with the White House’s upcoming international air travel vaccination requirements. This lifting will be part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) two-phase plan to impose COVID vaccination requirements on border travel. Last week, the agency announced that the first phase of its two-phase border travel vaccine plan would occur in alignment with the White House air travel policy. According to the White House, the air travel policy is expected to take effect on November 8.

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