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Driving across the border from U.S.A. to Canada

Crossing the border from U.S.A. to Canada is again as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.

When entering Canada, you no longer have to provide proof of vaccination.

Neither do you have to provide health information online or undergo pre-arrival testing.


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A passport is not specifically required but Canada requires that you carry some proof of your citizenship that includes photo identification such as a passport or birth certificate, or a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a certificate of North American Native status. Children under 16 need to present proof of U.S. citizenship such as their birth certificate when entering Canada with their parents.

You can get a passport application at many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, township, and municipal offices. Click here to look up your nearest location. If your passport has not arrived in time for your trip, you can take along your copy of your passport application and two pieces of I.D. (e.g. driver's license and birth certificate). That will suffice to get you through the border.

Use of credit cards
If you plan to use a credit card be sure to call the bank who issued your card and tell them that you will be going to Canada. Most banks now decline the transactions if a card is suddenly used outside the U.S.A. without notice from the owner.

Driving a boat in Canada:
Residents of the USA can operate a boat in Canada for 45 days without a boater's license.

Bringing food into Canada:
You can bring into Canada two weeks worth of food.

Bringing alcohol & tobacco:
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