Canadian snowbirds head south as US land borders reopen

  • R. Glenn Williamson, Canada’s Arizona honorary consul and founder and CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council, soaks up the morning sun at the Arizona Biltmore resort Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, in Phoenix. Williamson says he’s looking forward to the return of Canadian snowbirds to the state now that vaccinated people from other countries can enter the U.S. by land starting Nov. 8. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX — Canadians Ian and Heather Stewart are savoring the idea of leaving behind this winter’s subzero temperatures when the U.S. reopens its borders to nonessential land travel next week and they launch a long-delayed drive to their seasonal home in Fort Myers, Florida.