U.S. Border Reopens To "Non-Essential Travel"
The U.S. reopened the border to international travel after months of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the countries include Mexico, Canada, and a plethora of European countries. International tourism and airline industries were decimated by the pandemic, and the new travel is expected to show a boost to the economy. Still required for overseas travel is proof of vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test. Land borders only require proof of vaccination.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz welcomed the reopening, saying on Twitter, “The Canadian border reopens today! Long overdue. Thrilled to welcome back our neighbors from the north!”
Border agencies and government entities have been in talks to reopen the borders for weeks, and after over 20 months straight of travel restricted only to essential trips, the border has been reopened to “non-essential” travel.