When will the United States border open to nonessential travel? It’s the question on many people’s lips as vaccination rates hit new highs and case counts hit new lows on both sides of the 49th parallel. Article content A better question might be: when will the U.S. border open for the non-rich? Because, frankly, the border isn’t closed and has never been, so long as one can afford a plane ticket. Understandably, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes to gloss over this little detail when he touts his government’s supposedly strong border controls.