Vaccination Required for Entry by Land or Ferry Starting from January 22
Starting on January 22, 2022, non-U.S. individuals entering the United States from Canada or Mexico by land or ferry will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. This includes individuals entering for any purpose, including “essential” activities such as work, business, or education. Individuals considered to be “U.S. individuals” include U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and U.S. nationals.
Exceptions from the land border or ferry COVID vaccine requirement exist for the following groups of non-U.S. individuals:
- Children under 18 years of age;
- Individuals with medical contraindications to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine;
- Individuals with valid nonimmigrant visas (excluding B-1 or B-2 visas) who are citizens of a country with limited COVID-19 vaccine availability, as specified by the CDC;
- Certain individuals on diplomatic or official foreign government travel;
- Certain participants in certain COVID-19 vaccine trials;
- Individuals issued a humanitarian or emergency exception by the Secretary of Homeland Security;
- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or their spouses or children (under 18 years of age) as specified in the CDC Order; and
- Individuals whose entry would be in the U.S. national interest, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
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