The Biden administration says the United States will reopen its land borders to non-essential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian vacationers and day-trippers have perhaps been the greatest casualties of the land-border closure. Vehicle, rail and ferry travel between the U-S, Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to essential travel, such as trade, since the earliest days of the pandemic.
The new rules to be announced today will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals entry to the U-S regardless of the reason for travel. That starts in early November, when a similar easing of restrictions will kick in for air travel from abroad.