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CANMORE, ALTA. – The United States land and sea border will reopen to non-essential travel in November after a long, record-breaking closure due to concerns about COVID-19, members of Congress said.

Some members say the Biden administration told them the restrictions would end in early November.

“Finally, the United States is taking action to open the doors and welcome back our Canadian neighbors,” New York Congressman Brian Higgins wrote in a press release.

“For months we have been hearing from businesses suffering and families distraught by the separation imposed by continued border closures. The sign of relief coming from the northern border communities after this announcement is so strong that it can practically be heard at either end of the Peace Bridge.

Higgins says border communities await further details with high expectations.

Restrictions on non-essential travel to the U.S. border have been in place since March 2020, when the novel coronavirus began its global spread.

It is largely unknown why the United States has kept its land borders closed for so long – an issue hotly contested by both snowbirds and the travel industry. In contrast, fully vaccinated Americans can enter Canada for non-essential reasons since August 9.

Air travel to the United States is permitted under certain conditions, including proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof that the traveler has recovered from a COVID-19 infection in the past 90 days .

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