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By Tim Leeds 

U.S. opening border to vaccinated travelers

Will require in January vaccination for essential workers crossing border


Last updated 10/13/2021 at 11:42am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry sits at the Wild Horse Port of Entry on the U.S.-Canadian Border north of Havre. After keeping the U.S. borders between Canada and Mexico closed to nonessential travel for 20 months, U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it will begin allowing vaccinated travelers into the United States across those borders starting in November.

After 20 months of closure to nonessential travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the northern and southern borders of the United States will open to vaccinated people in November.

That follows Canada opening its border to vaccinated travelers in early August and intense pressure from Montana leaders for the U.S. to reciprocate.

Montana Sens. Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, and Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale as well as Republican Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte had been calling on the Biden administration long before Canada's Jul...

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