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COVID-19: Latest update

Immediate restrictions for travellers arriving from Southern Africa region

Canadians citizens, those registered under the Indian Act, and permanent residents, who have been in the Southern Africa region within the previous 14 days, including South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Namibia must follow new pre-entry testing before continuing their journey to Canada, and post-arrival requirements.

Foreign nationals who have been in these countries within the period of 14 days will not be permitted entry into Canada. News release


We are happy to provide information on CBSA programs, services and initiatives. In return, we ask that all interactions with our agents be conducted in a respectful and appropriate manner. Questions related to specific individuals and or businesses, including third party requests cannot and will not be answered.

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We will not respond to any submissions that contain attachments or links due to security measures. Submissions that contain profanity will also not be addressed.

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We are currently receiving higher than normal volumes of inquiries online. If your inquiry is time-sensitive, please contact us by phone at 1-800-461-9999 (toll-free in Canada and the USA).


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Our automated telephone service provides information in English and French on CBSA programs, services and initiatives through recorded scripts.

Live agents are available:

Note: Commercial inquires will only be addressed Monday through Friday (excluding Federal statutory holidays).

Within Canada and the United States


Warning: Scammers may call you from what appears to be this number (Caller ID spoofing) and identify themselves as CBSA officers. Learn more: Protect yourself against fraud.

TTY (for those with hearing or speech impairments)

Outside Canada and the United States

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Recorded menu options

From a rotary-dial phone, you will be automatically transferred to an agent at the end of the recorded menu if you call during business hours.

When using a touch-tone phone, you must choose one of the following five options before pressing 0 to speak to an agent.

  1. Personal travel
  2. CBSA Assessment and Revenue Management project (CARM)
  3. Business importation/exportation
  4. Exchange rates
  5. Coming or returning to Canada

You can use the following commands at any time during the recorded message.

  • Press "star" * to return to the previous menu
  • Press "pound" # to repeat the message

Mailing address

Canada Border Services Agency
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0L8

Service standard

Fiscal year , to

Border Information Services (BIS)

Service description: Provide the option to speak with a BIS agent by pressing 0 during regular business hours.

Service standard: BIS agents will aim to answer calls within 5 minutes (300 seconds) from the moment the client presses 0 to speak with an agent.

Performance target: 75%

Performance result: The BIS agents answered 735,645 calls and met the service standard 46.6% of the time.

For more information on all service standards and performance results for previous years, consult the CBSA service standards.

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