The US Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that the United States has expanded the requirement that all foreigners entering the country through the border with Mexico and Canada be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Authorities require foreigners to provide proof that they have completed a covid-19 vaccination schedule to enter the country by land or sea, a condition from which Americans or permanent residents of the United States are exempt.
The DHS said in a statement that the requirement was extended after “consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various other federal agencies.”
In the memo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mallorcas said the US government is “committed to protecting public health while facilitating lawful trade and travel, which is essential to our economic security.”
This requirement has been maintained despite the fact that the US authorities have been watering down the slogans in recent months due to the decline of Covid-19, the advancement of vaccination and the accumulation of fatigue among the population.
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