Information on what you can bring back to Canada, what to declare, duties and taxes, and personal exemptions.


Attention travellers

African swine fever can spread through contaminated food, clothing and footwear. Travellers must declare all animal and food products at the border - not doing so could result in fines of up to $1300. If you visit a farm or animals while travelling to a country that is infected with ASF, wash or dispose of all clothing and footwear work prior to re-entering Canada.

Find out how you can help keep African swine fever out of Canada.

What you can bring home to Canada

General guidelines on what you can and can’t bring into Canada

Entering Canada

Step-by-step process for Canadians re-entering Canada

Be sure...declare everything

Basic information about your customs declarations

Personal exemptions mini guide

Popular items you can bring into Canada under your personal exemption based on the length of time you have been abroad

Importing a vehicle

Information on how to import a vehicle into Canada

Bringing your pet to Canada

Make sure your animal meets Canada’s import requirements

What Can I Bring Into Canada in Terms Of Food, Plant, Animal and Related Products?

Before you travel, verify the requirements for what you can bring into Canada

What we are doing


US to Canada border wait times

A regularly updated list of wait times at border ports of entry for drivers coming to Canada from the U.S.

Dual Canadian citizens: Fly to Canada with a valid CDN passport

Starting November 10, 2016, you will need a valid Canadian passport to board a flight to Canada.

What you can bring back to Canada

General guidelines on what you can and cannot bring into Canada when you return from abroad.

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