Importing goods for personal use

Before you purchase goods while abroad or complete your mail or online order, be aware of Canadian regulations and duties on prohibited and restricted goods, vehicles and boats.

Upcoming border changes

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals may be allowed to enter Canada for discretionary travel on the following dates if they meet specific criteria:

  • Effective : American citizens and permanent residents of the United States, who currently reside in the United States, who meet specific criteria to qualify as fully vaccinated
  • (intended start date): All other foreign nationals who qualify as fully vaccinated

The 3-night hotel stopover requirement will be eliminated for all travellers arriving by air after 12:01 am ET on .

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Services and information

Restricted and prohibited goods

Firearms, food, plants, animals, cannabis, fireworks and other regulated products.

Importing by mail

Screening process, declaring goods, duties and taxes.

Importing by courier

Declare goods and pay duties and taxes on online orders and goods brought into Canada.

Importing vehicles

Memorandum outlining legal and general guidance on bringing cars into Canada.

Importing a boat

Declare your purchase at one of our serviced points of entry.

Food, plants and animals

What you can bring in, penalties for violations and more.

Bring goods across the border

Personal exemptions, alcohol and tobacco limits and more.

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