A U.S. agency is getting ready to welcome back Canadian travelers for the reopening of the Canada-U.S. land border on Monday (November 8), a report said.
Aaron Woodin-Schwartz serves as the vice-president of public affairs at Brand USA, an organization instituted under the Travel Promotion Act of 2009 to promote U.S. visa and entry guidelines. He said that Americans are eager to welcome Canadians.
“We have a great affinity for our Canadian visitors. Not only are they our visitors, but in many cases, they’re our neighbors, our family, and long-time connections. There are many communities all across the U.S. that have become accustomed to having this rhythm of Canadians visiting and enriching their lives.”
Woodin-Schwartz urged Canadians to look up the local health guidelines for their destination and to have travel insurance.
Although it might not be like pre-pandemic days, Woodin-Schwartz is thrilled to greet Canadians back to America.
“I think people will adjust to it, and the desire to explore and travel will overcome the additional requirements. It’s understandable that people have concerns, but at the end of the day, people will be overwhelmed by the reunification and joy we’ll see starting Monday.”
Travelers must provide evidence of vaccination to cross, as long as it’s been at least 14 days since they had their second dose.
The U.S. will accept all types of vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration and vaccines included on the WHO’s list.
Travelers who have mixed doses are also accepted. Children younger than 18 aren’t required to present proof of vaccination.
When re-entering Canada, travelers will be required to provide a negative PCR test.
Negative tests aren’t required when re-entering the U.S. by land. However, air travelers will need to provide a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their flight date.
The U.S. accepts both PCR and rapid antigen test results.