The new regulations, which apply to both essential and non-essential passengers, go into force on Saturday. On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security issued new COVID-19 vaccine requirements for non-US travelers. The new regulations apply to both land ports and ferry terminals.
Beginning January 22, 2022, non-US people entering the United States through ports of entry or ferry terminals along the Northern and Southern borders will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “The Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to preserving public health while securely promoting cross-border trade and travel is reflected in these amended travel rules.”
According to news, the Department of Homeland Security’s new vaccine requirements for non-citizen visitors to the United States would cause a supply chain crisis, making life more difficult for Americans and leading to inflation. According to the reports, everybody entering a port or ferry terminal must certify their vaccination status, produce evidence of immunization, and provide WHTI-compliant paperwork.
The first phase of the restrictions went into force in November, the second step. CEO of the ERB Group, Wendell Erb: “It’ll be a complete disaster.” They’re already running low on drivers. Because they haven’t been vaccinated, unvaccinated truckers won’t be permitted to enter the nation.
Moreover, Doug Sutherland, President of Sutco Transportation, adds, “At the end of the day, he’s concerned about the supply chain. If they don’t come up with another answer. They’re going to see something negative” for the trucking business. According to the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, mandatory vaccinations might result in a shortage of truck drivers in Canada. Mike Millian explained, “The fundamental difficulty they’re getting into here is that they already have a serious supply chain shortfall.”
Therefore Joe Biden’s COVID-Zero Narrative is a far-fetched fantasy. More concerns from the federal government will pressure an already overburdened supply chain. The continued federal intervention will only exacerbate the situation. It is something voters should keep in mind as they vote in November and again in 2024 for the next President.