Mexico Metropolis, Mexico October 13, 2021—Ambassador Ken Salazar is happy to share updates to the Title 19 restrictions for land journey throughout the U.S.-Mexico border.
Following steering from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and different public well being specialists, the Division of Homeland Safety (DHS) will amend Title 19 rules to permit non-essential vacationers who’ve been absolutely vaccinated for COVID-19 and have applicable documentation to enter america by way of land and ferry ports of entry (POEs) throughout the U.S. border. These modifications will probably be phased in beginning in early November.
Starting in early January 2022, all international vacationers crossing the U.S. land or ferry POEs – whether or not for important or non-essential causes – have to be absolutely vaccinated for COVID-19 and supply associated proof of vaccination. This method will present ample time for important vacationers resembling truck drivers, college students, and healthcare staff to get vaccinated.
“These modifications are an effort to renew secure and sustainable journey between our international locations. Vaccination charges alongside the U.S.-Mexico border are enhancing with greater than 80 p.c of Mexicans age 18 and over dwelling in states alongside the border vaccinated with not less than one dose towards COVID-19. Each of our international locations have proven progress on this new actuality and we’re able to restart commerce and journey in a measured and accountable method. These updates do this,” said Salazar.
For extra particulars on the up to date steering for vacationers, please go to www.DHS.Gov.