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U.S. will open border to Canadians in early November


October 21, 2021

The U.S. will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month — including entry into Alaska from Canada — ending a 20-month freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new rules will apply to all border crossing points, including the highways leading to Haines and Skagway in Southeast Alaska.

“Everybody’s chomping at the bit to get to Alaska,” Yukon Territory Premier Sandy Silver told the Yukon News.

“We expect there to be a large convoy of visitors coming from the Yukon the minute that border opens,” said Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata. “We’re excited to see them,”...

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