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“Happy to see you again”: U.S. reopens land borders with Mexico to vaccinated travelers after 19 months

The ports of entry were closed in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Mexican nationals will need to present proof of vaccination to enter the U.S.

Susana Garcia, left, embraces her sister, Martha Garcia, near the Paso del Norte International Port of Entry after not seeing her for nearly 2 years, on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in El Paso. Garcia is one of the first persons to cross into El Paso from Ciudad Juárez after the reopening of the border to vaccinated nonessential travelers. The border had been closed for nearly 20 months due to the global pandemic.
Customs and Border Protection agents check documents on the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso after the United States opened the border with Mexico on Nov. 8, 2021.
A man shows his Mexico-issued vaccination card as he waits at the top of the Paso del Norte International Bridge to cross into the U.S. as a nonessential traveler at 12:01 a.m. EST, on Sunday Nov. 7, 2021, in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The man and his family are some of the first persons to cross into El Paso from Ciudad Juárez after the reopening of the border to vaccinated nonessential travelers. The border had been closed for nearly 20 months due to the global pandemic.
People wait in line on the Paso del Norte International Bridge to enter El Paso, Texas from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico after the United States opened the border with Mexico on November 8, 2021.
Kim Indock, owner of J.K. Tennis, said she’s had more business since the border reopened earlier in the day on Nov. 8, 2021.
Visitors from Matamoros take advantage of the border reopening to visit their favorite stores in Brownsville after the United States reopened its land border to vaccinated travelers on Nov. 8, 2021.
Pedestrians walk through downtown and enter shops and restaurants in Brownsville on Nov. 8, 2021. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security reopened its ports of entry to vaccinated travelers from Mexico after 19 months of closure.

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