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How to Cross the US/Canada Border: Travel Restriction Update

By Sierra October 6, 2021 (Updated December 29, 2021) 2 min. read
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Travel restriction updates have been looming around for over a year now due to the impact COVID-19 left on the nation. Since then, both Canada and the United States have been slowly recovering by distributing vaccines to help reduce the virus from spreading. Oftentimes we are contacted by permanent residents from Canada and the United States trying to better understand the current travel restrictions crossing the US/Canada border. Here is what you need to know about traveling to the US and Canada by land or air!

Entering Canada: How to Cross the Canada Border from the US

Canada has recently eased their travel restrictions to both travelers from the United States and abroad. The travel entry requirements for US Citizens entering Canada are the same whether you are crossing the border by land or air. Find out if you are eligible to travel to Canada!

Steps to Traveling to Canada in 2021:
  1. Negative pre-entry COVID test
  2. Upload proof of vaccination to Arrive CAN app
  3. Possible arrival test if selected at random

Related Article: Canada Border Reopened To All Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Entering the US: How to Cross the US Border from Canada

All fully vaccinated travelers will be able to cross the US border by land or air starting November 8th, 2021. Air travelers will need to show proof of vaccination prior to arrival but will still need to show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of boarding their flight. A negative COVID-19 test will not be required for entry through the country’s land border and ferry ports.

Unvaccinated travelers will continue to be banned from crossing the US border from Mexico or Canada. Those who were never banned from traveling across the land borders, including commercial drivers and students, will also need to show proof of vaccination when crossing starting in January, giving them some time to adjust to the new rules.

Related Articles: US Reopening Border to Fully Vaccinated Travelers

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