Find out if you can travel to Canada - Foreign national - U.S. entry - Trans-border community, remote cross-border or geographic constraints

You indicated that you are:

  • a foreign national
  • coming from the United States
  • border crossing for essential everyday functions

Based on your answers, you will likely be allowed to enter Canada; however, the final determination will be made by a government official at the port of entry.

When crossing is required for essential everyday functions, travellers are generally exempt from testing and quarantine requirements for situations described under trans-border, remote cross-border or geographically constrained communities.

Examples of quarantine exempt crossings

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Cross-border students (daily or regular crossing)

Cross-border students attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by the province or territory, and the province or territory and local public health authority has approved the institution to accept cross-border students, will likely be exempt from quarantine.

Instructions for cross-border students

If you’re driving a student

You will likely be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if the student must regularly attend a school across the border.

You must:

  • go directly to the school, making no other stops along the way
  • only exit your vehicle to drop off or pick up the student and wear a mask.
If you’re driving a dependent child for custody arrangements

You will likely be exempt from testing and quarantine requirements if you are driving or picking up a dependent child under the terms of a court order regarding custody, access, or parenting.

You must only exit your vehicle to drop off or pick up the child and wear a mask.

If a government representative at the border determines you are not exempt from testing and quarantine

You must follow all requirements.

Entering Canada requirements checklist

This answer does not guarantee entry into Canada

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