Covid-19 live updates: U.S. to reopen Canada, Mexico overland borders for vaccinated tourists

Foreign tourists with proof of full vaccination against the coronavirus will now be allowed to enter the United States via its overland borders with Canada and Mexico as of November, the White House announced late Tuesday.

While travel that was deemed “essential” from Canada and Mexico was already allowed, the new DHS rules stipulate that even those travelers will also have to prove they are fully vaccinated as of January.

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