Further details will be made public by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tomorrow. The new vaccine rules are expected to apply to land and ferry crossings. Similar rules were announced last month for international air travelers.
The U.S.-Canada border has been closed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March of 2020, only allowing essential travelers.
Canada reopened land borders to fully vaccinated U.S. visitors on August 9th.
The U.S. Representative has been advocating for the reopening of the border. Higgins is the Congressman for 26th District which includes Niagara Falls, a border community in Ontario.
At long last, there is action by the U.S. to open the doors & welcome back our Canadian neighbors beginning in November.
This is good news for businesses & families that have suffered under the continued border shutdown.
Further details coming tomorrow.
My statement here ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/YEN7LuxGle
— Brian Higgins (@RepBrianHiggins) October 13, 2021