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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Changes to travel-related programs and services

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offers a number of programs and services intended to help travellers save time at the border. In response to COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending or reducing some of these programs and services.

Temporary service reductions

To protect the safety and security of travellers and our employees, some services at low-traffic border crossings/border services locations are temporarily suspended:

Remote Area Border Crossing Program

The Remote Area Border Crossing Program is temporarily suspended.


NEXUS and FAST enrollment centres in Canada will remain closed until at least . NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST interview appointments continue to be temporarily suspended at both Canadian and U.S. enrollment centres until at least .

To reschedule your NEXUS or U.S./Canada FAST appointment, please log into your online Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) System account. NEXUS and U.S./Canada FAST members who submitted an application for membership renewal prior to the expiry date on the card will maintain their membership for 18 months beyond the expiry date.

Temporary lane closures at NEXUS land ports of entry have been implemented until further notice.

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Processing delays

Be advised that the CBSA is extending the validity of expired and expiring memberships for the following programs:

The CBSA continues to accept applications and renewal requests for these programs. However, there will be significant processing delays.

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