WASHINGTON: The White House is likely to announce on Friday that it will be lifting travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective November 8, at land borders and for air travel, a White House official said. Curbs on non-essential travelers at land borders have been in place since March 2020 to address the Covid-19 pandemic and were first imposed on air travelers in China in early 2020 and extended to more than 30 other countries.
The White House announced Tuesday it would lift restrictions at 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 requirements announced last month for international air travelers.
Unvaccinated visitors will still be barred from entering the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.
Canada on August 9 began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for non-essential travel.