Canada has announced that it will open its borders for non-essential travel beginning on August 9, 2021 for fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in the U.S. Canada will allow fully vaccinated persons other than U.S. citizens or permanent residents to travel to the country for non-essential purposes on September 7, 2021. However, the U.S. government has not agreed to reciprocate with Canada, and will continue to restrict non-essential travelers via land borders with Canada and Mexico into the U.S. until at least August 21, 2021. The U.S. travel restrictions on Canada and Mexico only apply to land border crossings, and does not apply to travelers from Canada and Mexico by air, freight, rail or sea. Also, travel into the U.S. by land is still allowed for certain reasons, including business, medical purposes and education. All international air travelers into the U.S. must present a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of departure or proof of recovery from the virus within 90 days, regardless of vaccination status. The Immigration Attorneys at Ryan Swanson recommend that individuals from Canada or Mexico fly into the U.S. if there is any question about the essential nature of your visit.
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