The White House has announced that it will open its land border crossings in November to fully vaccinated visitors from Canada and Mexico.

However, the U.S. government has yet to release guidelines regarding what vaccines would be accepted or if mixed doses will meet eligibility tests.

At the moment, AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, has not been approved for use in the U.S., and there has been no information on if it would be accepted under the U.S. travel eligibility guidelines.

The Pembina-Emerson Border Crossing, which is Manitoba’s busies crossing, has been closed for non-essential travel into the U.S. since March 2020. However, fully vaccinated Americans have been able to enter Canada for non-essential reasons since August 9, 2021.

Non-essential air travel to the U.S. has been allowed with certain conditions, including proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof that the traveller has recovered from a COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days.