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The Canada-US border is opening to fully vaccinated non-essential travellers

Starting November 8, the US will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the country for non-essential reasons, such as tourism. 

A part of the standard U.S. Customs and Border Protection process, travellers entering the US by vehicle, rail and ferry will be asked about their vaccination status and at officers' discretion, travellers will have their proof of vaccination verified in a secondary screening process. 

While currently, a negative COVID-19 test is required for air travel to enter the US, there will be no testing required to enter the US by land or sea, provided the travellers meet the vaccination requirement. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US will accept travellers who have been fully vaccinated with any of the vaccines approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization. As such, the AstraZeneca vaccine, widely used in Canada, will be accepted. 

The CDC is still formalizing procedures for admitting those who have received doses of two different vaccines.