The US will reopen its land borders for non-essential travel next month.
The move will end a nineteen month travel freeze due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the country moves to require all international visitors to be vaccinated.
Travel between the US, Canada and Mexico has been largely curtailed and limited to essential travel, such as trade since the beginning of the pandemic.
The new rules will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the US regardless of the reason for travel, beginning in early November.
The US is planning that by mid-January, even essential travellers, such as truck drivers, will need to be fully vaccinated.
Canada and Mexico has been pressuring the US for months to ease restrictions on travel.
The strict ban on travel into the US began when President Trump announced a wave of measures to curtail the virus at the beginning of the pandemic.
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