NEW HAMPSHIRE – Today marks the first day that all fully vaccinated Canadians can enter the U.S. at the U.S.-Canada land border following its closure due to COVID-19. The administration announced the step last month, following a push from Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
“I am very pleased that today, vaccinated Canadians can again enter the U.S. at our shared land border,” said Senator Hassan. “Tourism plays a big role in our economy, and I am very glad that more tourists can now visit New Hampshire’s vibrant small businesses. This is great news for New Hampshire, and I will keep working to support New Hampshire’s economic recovery.”
Senator Hassan has repeatedly pressed the administration to safely and fully reopen the U.S.-Canada border. Less than a month ago, Senators Hassan and Shaheen urged the administration to reopen the U.S.-Canada border. During a hearing this summer, Senator Hassan pressed the Homeland Security Secretary on the importance of reopening the U.S.-Canada border. In August, Senators Hassan and Shaheen hosted a virtual meeting, along with the rest of the New Hampshire Congressional delegation, as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Canadian Consul General in Boston, and numerous Granite State industry representatives on re-opening the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians and the impact it has had on New Hampshire.