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Border crossings brace for long lines as travel ban is lifted

Border crossings brace for long lines as travel ban is lifted.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border are preparing for heavy traffic and long waits Monday.

That is when the US will reopen its land borders to non-essential travel after nearly 20 months of COVID-19 restrictions.

Travel across land borders from Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to workers whose jobs are considered essential. The new rules will allow fully vaccinated foreign nationals to enter the US regardless of the reason.

Border authorities are urging travelers to have their travel documents and vaccinations available for inspection in anticipation of longer-than-usual wait times at ports of entry.

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