The US government is considering lifting travel restrictions with neighbouring Canada and Mexico, as well as for international travellers from Brazil, Europe, and the UK, reported CNBC.
The news comes as the Biden administration announced that all adults in the country would be eligible for Covid-19 vaccines by May 1, which will “spark a sea change” in the weeks which follow, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.
However, the reopening timeline, reportedly planned for mid-May, could vary by country.
Last month, US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to take a “coordinated approach based on science and public health criteria” before easing US-Canada border restrictions, according to a statement issued by the US White House.
Until more Canadians are vaccinated, which is targeted for September, the northern border will likely remain shut.
Additionally, the US Department of Homeland Security announced this week that the country’s borders to Canada and Mexico would remain closed to non-essential travel until at least April 21. The decision has been evaluated on a rolling month-to-month basis since the beginning of the pandemic.