After a year-and-a-half closure to non-essential travelers, the U.S. will open its land borders to vaccinated visitors.

For Vermont, this means Canadian tourists will once again be able to boost the state’s economy, visit second homes in the Green Mountain State, and reunite with family members in the U.S.

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The northern land border will open to vaccinated Canadians in early November, around the same time that the U.S. has decided to lift similar restrictions on travelers to the U.S. from overseas. No exact date has yet been set for the reopening, according to reporting from USA Today. 

The border reopening has been widely anticipated, especially after Canada began allowing vaccinated U.S. travelers across its land border in August. Canadians have been able to travel to the U.S. by airplane in the meantime, but air travel to Vermont from the nearest Canadian provinces has been seen as inconvenient and expensive to some people.

“Vermont and Canada are not just neighbors, our communities are linked by family, friends, social and cultural connections, natural resources, commerce and more,” Vermont Gov. Phil Scott wrote in a statement Wednesday. “Reopening the land border will allow our communities to reunite, after being separated for nearly two years.”

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