Washington, D.C. - The White House has announced an easing of COVID-related Title 19 travel restrictions along the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada. Starting next month, non-essential travel across borders will be permitted for travellers who are fully vaccinated. For more information, click here.
The announcement followed months of urging from Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) for Title 19 restrictions to be lifted locally.
Congresswoman Jacobs releases the following statement:
“This is good news for San Diego and good news for our friends and neighbors in Tijuana. I’ve raised this issue with the Administration many times on behalf of my constituents in San Diego and Chula Vista, stressing the need for lifting Title 19 restrictions as soon as it could be done so safely.
“I applaud the Biden Administration for taking this important step towards helping families and friends reunite and for resuming commerce and trade across the border. I know this is important news for so many small businesses in San Diego. Now, my office will be focused on making sure these next steps can be implemented safely and effectively.
“This announcement also underscores the importance of expanding our vaccine distribution efforts to Mexico and countries around the world.”