New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Biden administration and Department of Homeland Security announced plans to reopen the U.S.-Canadian border to nonessential vaccinated travelers by early November.
“Kudos to President Biden for doing the right thing and increasing cross border travel between Canada and the U.S. The high vaccination rates on each side of the border have opened the door of safe cross border travel and will now safely increase the rebirth of the economic energy of Upstate NY.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, members of our shared cross-border community have felt the pain and economic hardship of the land border closures. That pain is about to end. Very soon, the link between New York and our northern neighbors will finally be re-established, reuniting families, bolstering businesses, and ending a frustrating cycle of waiting for everyone involved.”