Snowbirds expected to return after U.S. opens border to vaccinated Canadians and Mexicans

Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 10:22am
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On Nov. 8, the U.S. will be opening its borders to fully vaccinated tourists from Canada and Mexico. That is just in time for a familiar flock to make its way down south for the winter.

The Arizona Office of Tourism is expecting a large number of Canadian citizens to come down for the state’s milder winter. 

Before the pandemic, the Canada Arizona Business Council estimated snowbirds brought about $1.5 billion to Arizona. Those numbers weren’t quite as high last year due to the pandemic. 

All travelers to the U.S. will be asked for vaccination status as a part of the border protections admissions process. 

Canadians can get a proof of vaccination before travel, which is necessary for air, sea and rail travel. About 73% of Canadian citizens are fully vaccinated.

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