U.S. Removes Covid-19 vaccination restrictions for borders May 12
Travel no longer restricted for non-U.S. residents entering the United States
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just announced that all U.S. Covid-19 vaccination restrictions will be dropped at the United States land and ferry borders starting May 12.
As per the release from the DHS “Beginning May 12, 2023, DHS will no longer require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request. DHS intends to rescind these Title 19 travel restrictions in alignment with the end of the Public Health Emergency and the termination of the Presidential Proclamation on air travel.”
This news will be welcome to many who have been unable to travel between the Canadian and U.S. border these last two and half years.
Commercial traffic and commerce will be able to build back up to previous levels as those unvaccinated can resume their business driving between borders.
The White House announced this along with that Covid-19 vaccine requirements are also being dropped for Federal employees and contractors, and international air travelers.
Lifting restrictions means that in the coming days, other Covid-19 measures will also be removed. We will update these as they are announced.