Easing Of Border Restrictions Earns Praise From Governors

The National Governors Association (NGA) is welcoming the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement on the opening of U.S. borders for vaccinated individuals beginning next month (November).

Over the summer, a number of Governors expressed concern to the Administration on the continued impact of border travel restrictions on their constituents – many of whom are owners and employees of small, family businesses desperate to resume operations.

In a statement, the NGA said that the decision is a critical step “in easing the economic impact on our communities due to COVID-19. NGA stands ready to work with the Administration to ensure the continued safety and health of our citizens while increasing the economic activities that come with travel and trade.”

And its statement continued: “Should future changes be warranted, Governors call on the Administration to work with states and territories to ensure that policy guidance takes into account the local impacts on communities.”