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US Senators Are Begging Biden To Open The Canada-US Border & Let In Fully Vaxxed Canadians

Some American politicians want fully vaccinated Canadians to be allowed in before October.

US Senators Are Begging Biden To Open The Canada-US Border & Let In Fully Vaxxed Canadians

American politicians are calling for the Canada-U.S. border to open for fully vaccinated Canadians and they want it to happen soon.

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, Angus King, Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar sent a letter to President Joe Biden on September 17 urging his government to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to travel to the U.S. by land.

The senators, who all represent states along the border, asked Biden to lift restrictions on travel before October and noted the negative impacts that their communities have experienced because of the continuous closure of the Canada-U.S. border, including economic and emotional strain.

"We appreciate the need to prioritize the health and safety of the American public through reasonable restrictions on international travel," they said in the letter. "However, we believe that fully vaccinated Canadians should be allowed to safely travel into the United States via land ports of entry."

Near the end of August, the U.S. extended restrictions on non-essential travel from Canada at land borders until September 21 to "minimize the spread" of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. According to CBC News, the U.S. federal government is expected to renew those restrictions before that latest extension ends.

Fully vaccinated Americans have been allowed to enter Canada for non-essential reasons since the beginning of August.

It's back, baby! Greyhound bus service between Canada and the U.S. is set to resume within weeks and the company says it's ready to "reconnect."

After 19 months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services across the border will restart as of November 8, when the U.S. land border reopens to fully vaccinated Canadians and other travellers.

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US Border Restrictions Will Be Different Depending On Whether You're Flying Or Driving

Testing requirements at the border vary, even if you're fully vaccinated.👇✈️

Travel restrictions at the U.S. border will vary from November 8, depending on whether you're entering the country via land or air.

While the only people able to enter the United States will be those who are fully vaccinated, there are still COVID-19 testing requirements for anybody arriving on a plane.

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The US Border Fully Reopens Next Month & Here's What You'll Need To Spend On COVID-19 Tests

Even fully vaccinated Canadians will need to fork out for tests!👇💰

If you're planning a trip when the U.S. border fully reopens in November, don't forget to include COVID-19 testing costs in your budget!

That's because fully vaccinated travellers are still required to take a COVID-19 test upon their return to Canada, as well as upon entry to the States if you're arriving via plane.

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Canadians Travelling To The US Next Month Will Still Need A Negative COVID Test To Get Home

Even if you're fully vaxxed, a negative test will be required to return to Canada.👇

Canadians travelling to the U.S. next month will still need a negative molecular test to return home, even if they've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This includes those who are crossing the land border for short trips, including those visiting the States for 24 hours or less.

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