U.S. Border Vaccination Requirements Effective January 22

The U.S. regulations requiring non-U.S, citizens to be fully vaccinated, including truck drivers takes effect tonight at 0001 hours EST, Saturday, January 22.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in it’s January 20th news release noted as follows.

Non-U.S. individuals traveling to the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals, whether for essential or non-essential reasons, must:

  • verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status;
  • provide proof of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the CDC website;
  • present a valid Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document, such as a valid passport, Trusted Traveler Program card, or Enhanced Tribal Card; and,
  • be prepared to present any other relevant documents requested by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer during a border inspection.

COVID-19 testing is not required for entry via a land port of entry or ferry terminal.

Note that this applies to people crossing for essential reasons, including truck drivers.

The DHS news release can be found at the first red bar below and the DHS frequently asked questions (FAQ) can be found at the second red bar below.

A Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) news release focusing on information from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) can be found at the third red bar below.

FMA is continuing it’s collaboration with other stakeholders on this issue and will keep the FMA membership informed as new information becomes available.