As of January 22 U.S. authorities will require all foreigners entering the country to be fully vaccinated
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will require all foreign nationals crossing the border to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including those entering the country for necessity rather than for tourism purposes. The agency’s press office issued a statement to that effect.
“Beginning Jan. 22, 2022, DHS will require non-U.S. citizens who wish to enter the United States through land border crossings and ferry terminals at the borders with Mexico and Canada to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide appropriate evidence,” the press release said.
According to the statement, the restrictions will apply to all non-U.S. citizens regardless of the reason for entering the country, including those whose travel is necessity-driven. Individuals with residency status will not be subject to the rule. The new requirement is intended to reduce the burden on the nation’s health care industry as well as promote cross-border trade and travel.