Starting in early November, America will reopen its borders with Canada and Mexico to fully vaccinated visitors.
The decision by the Biden administration marks a new phase in the recovery from the pandemic – following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
“There have been many meetings with the goal of achieving the reopening of the border, and at the same time we decided to vaccinate in the border areas to help bring about this agreement,” said Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Communities along America’s northern and southern borders are already looking forward to a much-needed economic boost.
Tourists and separated family members who have been shut out of the country since March of 2020 will finally be able to enter.
“We are trading partners, we’re friends and for the first time in 19 months, we are going to be reunited to generate all that economic activity again,” said Brian Higgins, a New York state representative.