Essential or not, all foreign border-crossers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination beginning Saturday


EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – U. S. authorities beginning this Saturday will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all foreign nationals coming across ports of entry from Mexico or Canada.

Previously, only non-essential travelers were subject to this requirement. Truckers, businesspeople, students and other essential travelers were often exempt. The Department of Homeland Security says the change brings border land travel closer in line with international flight policies and is being done to protect the health of American communities during the pandemic.

Returning American citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States will remain exempt from the border land travel proof-of-vaccination mandate.

“Starting on January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require those non-U. S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared t... (Read more)

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