Some truckers from Canada and Mexico can`t cross US border
Truckers non-residents can no longer cross the US border.
Effective January 22, 2022, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) won`t allow non-residents of the USA to enter the country unless they have full COVID-19 vaccination.
US officials won`t require of truck drivers who are US citizens or lawful permanent residents, to be vaccinated to return to the US after they cross the Mexican or Canadian border.
The plan on travel restriction for non-residents was originally announced in October 2021.
“Starting January 22, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security will require non-residents entering the United States through land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our northern and southern borders to have COVID-19 vaccination and be prepared to show appropriate proves of vaccination,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mallorcas.
Canadian and Mexican truckers who want to enter the US will need to take the following steps according to the new rule:
• Verify your COVID-19 vaccination status;
• Provide proof of your CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination as listed on the CDC website;
• Show a valid document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), such as a valid passport, Trusted Traveler Program Card or Enhanced Tribal Card;
• Be prepared to provide any other relevant documents requested by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the time of border screening.
DHS warns that after new restrictions coming into force waiting time at border crossings will increase badly.
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