US/Mexico/Canada: New Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Travelers

October 14, 2021

Key Points

  • Vaccinated travelers can travel to U.S. by land and ferry beginning in November 
  • In January, all foreign nationals entering the U.S. must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination

Overview

U.S. Homeland Security (DHS) announced that non-essential travelers, who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and who can present appropriate documentation and proof of vaccination, will be allowed to enter the U.S. via land and ferry ports of entry (POEs) beginning in November, 2021. This includes travel to visit family and friends and for tourism. In January 2022, DHS will require that all inbound foreign nationals entering the U.S. via land or ferry POEs be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination, regardless of whether the travel be for essential or non-essential purposes. 

What are the Changes? 

Beginning in November, non-essential travel for fully vaccinated travelers will be allowed for travelers entering via a land or ferry POE. In January, all foreign nationals entering the U.S. will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.  

Looking Ahead

Continue to check Envoy’s website for further updates and additional information. 

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative. 

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