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US requires COVID-19 vaccine for nonresidents across land border in January – National

President Joe Biden will ask essential, non-resident travelers to cross United States land border, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be Fully vaccinated Starting January 22, the administration had scheduled the announcement for Tuesday.

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A senior administration official said the request, which the White House approved in October, sets out the necessary travel regulations in line with those that took effect earlier this month for tourists. entertainment, as the US reopens its borders to fully vaccinated people.

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Necessary travelers arriving by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated on the same day, the official said. The official spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity to preview the announcement.

The rules concern non-US citizens. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can still enter the United States regardless of their immunization status, but face additional testing barriers because officials believe they are easily infected and transmitted. spread COVID-19 and to encourage them to get vaccinated.

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The Biden administration pushed the requirement for essential travelers more than two months from taking effect on November 8 for non-essential travelers to prevent disruption, especially for drivers. trucks, who are important to North American trade. While most cross-border traffic was shut down in the first days of the pandemic, essential travelers can still transit unhindered.

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The later deadline is past the deadline that the Biden administration hopes large businesses will require their employees to be vaccinated or tested weekly under emergency regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. promulgate. That rule is currently delayed by lawsuits, but the White House has encouraged businesses to carry out their own mandates regardless of federal requirements for the purpose of stepping up vaccinations.

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About 47 million adults in the US are still unvaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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