Land border measures to protect Canadians against the novel coronavirus

2020-03-21
Measures taken at the border by the CBSA and its partners to protect Canadians against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Transcript

Karine Bélanger, BSO on-camera.

Karine Bélanger: We have been seeing a lot of changes recently at our borders. Specifically, here at land borders. So like usual when crossing the border you can expect the regular questions. In addition to those questions, you’ll be asked if you present any symptoms such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath. If you do not present any symptoms, we will then give you a handout which explains the 14-day self-isolation period as well if you present any symptoms during that period, a phone number that you can contact. If you do tell an officer that you do present symptoms, again, either a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you will be referred to our Superintendent who will be in contact with the Public Health Agency of Canada.

So, as you may have noticed, we are currently experiencing longer wait times than usual, please be patient with us as we try to process you as safely and fast as we can. In addition you can visit the Canada Border Services Agency, to verify border wait times.

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