Finally, US government has confirmed that they will allow people coming from Canada for non-essential purpose starting November 8. Furthermore, they said they will accept the people with mixed vaccine doses as fully vaccinated. This will be applicable for US-Canada land border. The information was shared by Hon’ble Bill Blair “Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness 2 hours ago.” This means that Canadians who had combination of the AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines will be allowed to cross the border after/on Nov. 8.
Moving further by January, even essential travelers from Canada to U.S. at a land border will also require to be fully vaccinated. As per Canada officials, details are still being worked out by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which includes documentation to be accepted as traveler’s vaccination status.
Air travelers from Canada will have to show proof of vaccination on arrival. In addition to that people from Canada, will still need to show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding their flight. Also, unlike air travelers, people coming via land border will no longer require no to show a negative COVID-19 test.
CDC said that they have informed airlines coming from Canada that any vaccine approved in the U.S, as well as vaccines approved for emergency use by the WHO, will be accepted for air travel.