The US will lift all travel restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated visitors in November, ending a 19-month moratorium on non-essential travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new rules will be formally announced on Wednesday by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyercas and will cover both land and ferry crossings in the country, multiple outlets reported.
Several US lawmakers and the governments of Canada and Mexico have pressured the Biden administration to lift the sanctions for several months.
Unvaccinated travelers will be barred from entering the country.
The move to open the land border comes just weeks after the Biden administration lifted similar restrictions on air travel, allowing all travelers to enter the country.
According to reports, all essential travelers wishing to enter the US—such as truck drivers—will also need to be fully vaccinated from January.
administration officials said Reuters says that despite ending land border restrictions, Biden will not lift the “Title 42” order imposed by the White House former President Donald Trump’s administration, which effectively curtails access to asylum for hundreds of thousands of immigrants entering from Mexico cuts off.