Hallelujah! U.S. Border Mandates End

Canada-US Border Crossing Ambassador Bridge Sign
Sign atop the Ambassador Bridge, US-Canada border crossing between Detroit and Windsor.

Some great news for the trucking industry. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will remove the vaccine requirements for non-U.S. citizens entering the country as of May 12, 2023.

In a statement, the DHS confirms that” Beginning May 12, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security 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 several additional COVID-related emergency measures. It stated that further details relating to the end of these requirements would be available in the coming days.

In Canada, the Canadian Trucking Alliance is working on several additional border barriers and areas where border policies along with a coalition of trucking groups that include the American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) and Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

Removing these border barriers is a big step to returning to “normalcy” in the post-COVID era.

While a teenager Tony was fortunate to have the opportunity to pursue his love of aviation and began a career began in the airline world during his days in high school and university as he grew up in Toronto. After completing University at Guelph he moved to Ottawa, following a path in urban agriculture and environmental awareness. He shared his insights for over 2 decades as he appeared on TV, and radio, as the "Plant D octor", and operating his own business in horticulture. Later he reentered the transport industry and became involved in the manufacture and marketing of sustainable fuel-saving and safety products for the truck industry. He is director of an African American art collection based in Washington D.C. Today he writes passionately about transportation, sustainability, concerns of our modern-day world, and the intrigue of the human condition.