Non-essential travelers to the US must have a full anti-COVID scheme by November

The United States Embassy in Mexico reported updates to the restrictions under Title 19 for land crossings at the United States-Mexico border.

Following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health experts, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will amend the Title 19 regulations to allow entry to non-essential travelers who have the complete vaccination schedule against COVID-19, and that they have the proper documents to enter the United States through land and ferry ports along the US border. These changes will begin to be implemented from the beginning of November.

As of early January 2022, all international travelers entering through land and ferry ports of entry, whether for essential or non-essential reasons, they must have a complete vaccination schedule against COVID-19 and offer proof of their vaccine. This approach will allow a lot of time for essential travelers, such as drivers, students, and healthcare workers, to get vaccinated.

The Embassy reported that these changes are an effort to resume safe and sustainable travel between countries.

He indicated that the vaccination rate along the United States-Mexico border is improving with more than 80 percent of Mexican citizens over 18 living in border states vaccinated with at least one dose against COVID-19. Both countries have made progress in this new reality and are ready to resume trade and travel in a measured and responsible manner, which is accomplished with these updates.

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