U.S. Government to Remove Border Vaccine Requirements as of May 12, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will be removing border vaccine requirements impacting all non-U.S. citizens entering the country as of May 12, 2023. A statement from the DHS confirmed the removal of the mandate stating the following:

“Beginning May 12, 2023, DHS will no longer require non-U.S. travelers entering the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request. DHS intends to rescind these Title 19 travel restrictions in alignment with the end of the Public Health Emergency and the termination of the Presidential Proclamation on air travel.”

The White House also confirmed the removal of the mandate along with a number of additional COVID related emergency measures, and further stating that additional details relating to the ending of these requirements would be available in the coming days.

The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) continues to work on several additional border barriers and areas where border policies remain misaligned with a coalition of trucking groups, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

CTA will continue to share additional information on these issues over the coming months.

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