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The White House will announce Friday that it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals, effective November 8, across land borders and for air travel, a White House official said.

Restrictions on non-essential passengers are on land borders since March 2020 to address COVID-19 global pandemic and were first imposed on air travelers in China in early 2020 and expanded to more than 30 other countries.


The White House announced Tuesday that it will lift restrictions on its land borders and ferry crossings with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated foreign nationals in early November. They are similar but not identical to the requirements announced last month for international air travelers.

Unvaccinated visitors will still be barred from entering the United States across land borders from Canada or Mexico.

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Canada began allowing full Vaccination of US visitors For non-essential travel.

The White House announced on 20 September that the United States lift the ban on air travelers From 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe in early November. It did not disclose the exact date at that time.

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It also said it would enforce vaccine requirements for foreign nationals traveling from all other countries.

Non-US air travelers must show proof of vaccination before flying, and must show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Foreign visitors crossing the land border will not be required to show proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test.