Beginning November 8, 2021, non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated and can provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination will be permitted to enter the U.S. through land ports of entry and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons. Travelers will not be required to produce a negative COVID test.
At this initial reopening, unvaccinated travelers are still allowed to cross the border for essential travel (i.e., lawful trade, emergency response, public health purposes). However, starting in January 2022, all inbound foreign national travelers crossing into the U.S. via land ports of entry or ferry terminals must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination regardless of essential or non-essential travel reasons.
As of this writing, it appears truck drivers attempting to cross into the U.S. starting in January will need to be vaccinated.
Furthermore, Customs and Border Protection anticipates travel volumes and wait times at the border to increase. Travelers and truck drivers should plan for delays at U.S. ports of entry.
Please see this Fact Sheet: Guidance for Travelers to Enter the U.S. at Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals for more information and to view frequently asked questions.