Fully vaccinated Canadians won’t need COVID-19 test to cross U.S. land border: congressman – CBC

Rep. Brian Higgins said Saturday that CBP had confirmed the policy with his office

Oct 30, 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers entering the United States by land from Canada will not need to present a negative COVID-19 test when the border reopens Nov. 8, according to a U.S. congressman.

Rep. Brian Higgins, a Democrat from New York state who co-chairs the U.S. Northern Border Caucus, said in a news release on Saturday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had confirmed with his office that a negative test would not be required.

Higgins’s office told CBC News that it had received a direct communication from the CBP confirming that there will be no testing requirement for vaccinated travellers at the land border, unlike the policy for air travel. Those travelling to the U.S. by air will still be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test, though the U.S. accepts the cheaper and quicker antigen tests.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a news release on Friday saying that travellers entering the country by land over the northern border should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination and “verbally attest to their reason for travel and COVID-19 vaccination status during a border inspection.” The release does not mention the requirement for a negative test.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/no-negative-test-us-border-nov-8-1.6231611

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