Plan your trip across the border

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 .

COVID-19: Latest update

Visit Current border measures and requirements for information about how COVID-19 is affecting travellers, border services, programs and business.

Every year, millions of Canadian citizens and visitors travel across our Canadian borders. Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly with fewer delays. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared.

Whether you're returning home or visiting, CBSA wants to help you plan your trip across the border with some useful tools.


Information and services for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as and for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

Border wait times

Information on current border wait times to plan your trip across the border. Border alerts let you know if there is a significant disruption to normal operations.

Travel tips

Looking for travel tips for returning home or visiting Canada? Here you'll find a travel checklist, videos, frequently asked questions and more.

Finding our missing children

Prepare your children before they travel. What we are doing to find missing children.

CBSA offices

Find a list of the CBSA's offices, service locations and hours of operations across Canada.

Border and contact information

Find more information on the border and reach us through the Border Telephone Information Service.

COVID-19 measures, updates, and guidance for marine transportation issued by Transport Canada

Guidance, interim orders and ship safety bulletins for marine travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reporting requirements for non-commercial aircraft

Landing private, company-owned or charter aircraft in Canada.

Reporting requirements for private boaters

Options, exceptions, consequences for failing to report and more.

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