Canada-US Border Closed To Canadians Still As US Extends Restrictions

American officials just announced that the Canada-U.S. border is staying closed to Canadians who don't have an essential reason to cross over.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) tweeted on August 20 that restrictions on non-essential travel from Canada at land borders and ferry crossings are now extended through to September 21.

The border is staying closed because the U.S. government wants to "minimize the spread" of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.

The DHS also tweeted that it's continuing to working closely with domestic and international partners to figure out how to "safely and sustainably resume normal travel."

Back in July, just days after Canada announced it would let in fully vaccinated Americans, the U.S. revealed that it would continue to keep the Canada-U.S. land border closed until at least August 21. That deadline has now been extended by a month.

The US Land Border Finally Has An Official Opening Date & It's Only ​A Few Weeks Away

International air travellers will have to be fully vaccinated by then, too.

Fully vaccinated Canadian travellers finally have a date for when the U.S. land border will open and when vaccination rules will kick in for anyone entering the country, including by air.

In a tweet posted on October 15, White House Assistant Press Secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed that the U.S. would be lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international travellers entering the country by both land and air as of November 8.

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Millions Of Canadians May Be Unable To Visit The US Next Month Due To The Vaccine They Got

There's been no word on whether people who got mixed vaccines will be approved for entry.👇

Millions of Canadians may struggle to visit the U.S. when its borders fully reopen next month, depending on the COVID-19 vaccine they received.

This week, officials in the States confirmed that travellers will be able to enter the country via land or air for non-essential purposes from early November, provided they've received vaccines approved by the WHO or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Canadian Students Going To The US Will Have To Show Proof Of Vaccination Starting In 2022

Essential travellers have until the new year to get fully vaccinated.

For Canadian students who are studying in the U.S., there are new travel rules about vaccination against COVID-19 to be aware of that start in 2022.

It was announced on October 12 that the U.S. land border is reopening to fully vaccinated travellers from Canada in November if they show proof of vaccination, but that doesn't apply to essential travellers like students just yet.

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The US Is Reopening Its Land Border To Fully Vaccinated Canadians Next Month

Full details are expected to be announced on Wednesday. 🇨🇦🇺🇸

The U.S. land border is set to reopen to fully vaccinated Canadians in early November, according to American officials.

In a statement on October 12, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that non-essential travellers who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be permitted to cross the U.S. land border.

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