The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released guidance for non-citizens of the United States entering the country via its land borders. U.S. land borders have been closed to non-essential, non-citizen travel since March 2020.

Starting on November 8th, 2021, non-citizen travelers may enter the United States via land borders for non-essential travel if they meet the following requirements:

  • present proof of COVID-19 vaccination as outlined on the CDC website
  • verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status

Essential travelers will not be required to show proof of vaccination, although all inbound non-citizen travelers must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination starting in January 2022, regardless of their reason for traveling.

The DHS also advised travelers of the option to use the CBP One mobile app or facial biometrics to help reduce wait time at the border.