WASHINGTON – Leaders of Biden will lift travel restrictions on the borders of Canada and Mexico starting in November for full-fledged travelers, opening the door to the United States for tourists and separated families strengthened from the country during the epidemic.
Those who provide evidence of the vaccine and are seeking to visit family or friends or a shop in the United States will be allowed to enter next month, officials said, just weeks after President Biden lifted the same penalty for foreigners seeking to travel abroad.
The lifting of the 19-month ban on borders will not only unite the United States for its neighbors, but it is one of the last steps to open national borders for patrons traveling around the world. After more than a year of cutting off the country from international travel, the authorities have now transformed the country into a haven for victims – making it clear that all foreigners who choose not to be shot will face severe restrictions on entering the United States. The world.
Unrestricted travelers will continue to be barred from crossing the border with Mexico or Canada.
In a statement Tuesday night, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, praised Biden’s move to reopen the Canadian and Mexican borders and welcome back so-called “insignificant travelers,” as relatives looking to visit family or shoppers in the United States.
“Eventually, the New York-Canada border will be reopened for married couples from both nations,” said Ms Gillibrand, adding that the loss of a Canadian business has reduced the economy to US $ 1.5 billion per month. “The opening will be welcome news for countless businesses, physicians, families, and loved ones traveling along the northern border.”
Travel agreements, made in March 2020 as the coronavirus spread to the United States, did not apply to traffic traffic, repatriating US citizens or students. But as the vaccine distribution has expanded throughout North America, political leaders representing territories along the US border have appealed to the White House for months to lift sanctions to give business owners a respite.
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the leader of the public, said in a statement that the administration would open the border in November.
“Kudos to President Biden for doing well and for increasing the border crossing between Canada and the US,” Mr Schumer said.
Nicholas fandos helped report.