US President Biden signed legislation Monday to end all national COVID related emergencies, which were previously expected to expire on May 11, 2023, but the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is confirming that the removal of these measures does not include the U.S. border vaccine mandate, which remains in effect for all non-U.S. citizens, including for cross-border truck drivers.
CTA continues to actively engage with U.S. officials and diplomats on the removal of the vaccine mandate. Other industry representatives, including the American Trucking Associations (ATA), tourism advocates, governors and northern mayors have also been vocal about the removal of the mandate and the need to unify border requirements to the benefit of our sector and cross-border economy.
The decision to remove the U.S. border vaccine mandate on foreign nationals remains with the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC).
With the removal of these emergency measures occurring, CTA remains optimistic that the border vaccine mandate will also be removed in the coming weeks.
CTA will update members when more information becomes available.