US CANANDIAN BORDER

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Forbes reports that "the U.S. will lift all travel restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico for fully vaccinated visitors in November, ending a 19-month curb on non-essential travel that had been put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic."

Unvaccinated travelers will remain barred from entering the country.

The detailed rules will be announced on Wednesday, October 13, by the United States Homeland Security Department, including land and ferry crossings. 

Vermont Governor Phil Scott has worked with other border state leaders pressing the Biden administration to open the border for months.  

The move to open the land border comes a few weeks after the Biden administration lifted a similar ban on air travel, allowing all fully vaccinated travelers to enter the country.

"However, unlike air travel, visitors entering the U.S. by road, train or ferry will not be required to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test as long as they meet the vaccination requirement," Forbes reported. 

All essential travelers, such as truck drivers, who are seeking to enter the U.S. will continue to need to be fully vaccinated from January.

Compass Vermont will update this story as more details are available.