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U.S. borders to reopen Monday to nonessential travelers

The Canadian border will reopen Monday to nonessential travel.
The Canadian border will reopen Monday to nonessential travel.
Published: Nov. 7, 2021 at 4:10 PM AKST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2021 at 3:20 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Travel to the U.S. on the Alaska Highway will be reopen to nonessential visitors beginning Monday, Nov. 8.

While travel had been open by air, land and boats for vaccinated and essential visitors, Monday will mark the first time that visitors can enter the U.S. at its borders with Canada and Mexico without falling under a very narrow set of guidelines.

The border between Alaska and Canada was closed in March of 2020 due to COVID-19. Visitors along the Alaska Highway must still follow COVID-19 mitigation protocols, but are no longer subject to specific requirements or emergency standards in order to have their travel approved.

Correction: This article and its headline have been updated to make it clear that the U.S. borders reopened to nonessential visitors on Monday.

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