The land border between Canada and the United States has officially been opened this morning after nearly twenty months of being closed. Things appeared to be relatively smooth despite the long lines of vehicles looking to cross the inter-state boundary.
While the highway cameras seemingly showed migraine-inducing traffic jams and waiting times, the federal government of Canada’s website pointed out that the most prolonged delay tallied on the border’s reopening today is only 20 minutes in the Ambassador Bridge’s commercial flow.
Additionally, the Canadian government’s website also detailed that there aren’t as many cars and campers crossing the U.S. border today. However, these figures are expected to change in the next few days.
On a related note, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) previously announced that the United States would admit Canadians administered with mixed COVID-19 vaccine doses.
While the CDC stressed that Canadians who were given any combination of the COVID-19 vaccines are considered “fully vaccinated,” the health agency emphasized that the said vaccines should be approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for them to be given clearance.