Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Crossing the Canadian Border This Summer: What to Expect

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) issued a reminder Tuesday for all travelers crossing the border this upcoming Independence Day weekend about what to expect at the border during the busy summer months.

Whether traveling by air, land or sea, All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to submit COVID-19 health information on the ArriveCAN mobile app or website up to 72 hours prior to entering Canada.

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This summer, travelers should expect delays during peak periods due to evolving COVID-19 requirements. However, make the process easier and reduce wait times by planning ahead and following limit guidelines:

Passengers entering Canada by water must report their arrival to CBSA and submit the information using ArivaCan at any sea port of entry.

Travelers entering Canada by air can use primary inspection kiosks at select major airports to verify their travel documents, confirm their identity, and declare any items. Air travelers landing in Toronto or Vancouver can use Arrivcan to complete their Customs and Immigration declaration in advance.

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If traveling with children, CBSA recommends bringing a consent form that authorizes the accompanying adult to travel with the child. Border Service officers are always keeping an eye on missing children.

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For more information, visit the CBSA website or call 1-800-461-9999.

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