Rep. Stefanik opposes requiring vaccination proof at northern border before entry to U.S.
An announcement by the Department of Homeland Security to expand the requirements for entry into the U.S. at the Northern Border to include proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for essential travel is facing opposition from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.
“The Biden Administration is forcing our Northern Border recovery to take a step backwards,” Stefanik said. “Essential travel has been allowed to continue unimpeded throughout the pandemic, ensuring vital trade and cross-border supply chains are not disrupted. Imposing new mandates two years into the pandemic, at a time Americans are already suffering from a supply chain crisis, is another misguided policy decision from the Biden Administration that will harm the North Country and needlessly strain the U.S.–Canada economic partnership. But I will continue to work to restore normalcy to our cross-border travel.”In December, Stefanik wrote to President Biden urging him to abandon his administration’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement for essential travelers.
These new requirements will go into effect beginning on January 22.