Any Canadians hoping to enter the U.S. via the land border will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting this weekend.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), anyone entering America by land or ferry from Canada or Mexico must provide proof that they received two shots of a COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior.
Accepted vaccines include those authorized for use in the U.S. as well as those with Emergency Use Listing by the World Health Organization. All vaccines given out in Canada qualify.
Air travellers have needed to be fully vaccinated since November. The DHS said that children under the age of 18 are exempt from the new rules, as are U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals and lawful permanent residents.
The requirements apply to both essential and non-essential travellers, including commercial truckers, unless they qualify for a narrow set of exemptions:
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