The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding United States (U.S.) travellers, ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, that travel restrictions are still in place at all Canadian international border crossings.
The Government of Canada introduced border measures in March to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, including the restriction of all non-essential travel into Canada.
All travel of an optional or discretionary nature, including tourism, recreation and entertainment, is covered by these measures across all ports of entry in all modes of transportation – land, marine, air and rail.
With the travel restrictions still in place, foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, will not be allowed to enter Canada if they attempt to come for any of the following examples of discretionary (non-essential) travel:
- opening or checking on a cottage or seasonal home;
- boating across the border;
- fishing or hunting;
- visiting family, friends, partners or a girlfriend, boyfriend or fiancé(e);
- attending a party or celebration;
- driving in transit for the purpose of taking a shortcut through Canada to get to a U.S. destination faster; and,
- picking up a pet.
The CBSA is reminding boaters that crossing the border for recreation or tourism purposes is currently prohibited. Boaters should visit the CBSA website