Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to transport cannabis in any form – including any oils containing THC or cannabidiol (CBD), across Canada’s national borders whether you are entering or leaving Canada. Additionally, receiving or sending cannabis in any form into or out of Canada by mail or courier is also illegal. Unauthorized purchases from outside Canada (online or other) will be confiscated at the border and may lead to arrest and criminal prosecution
For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.
Help keep African swine fever out of Canada
Preventing the spread of African swine fever is everyone’s responsibility. If you plan to travel to a country impacted with African swine fever, you may unknowingly be spreading this pig disease to Canada. Avoid this by always declaring farm visits, contact with pigs, and any food, plants and animal products when entering the country or face a monetary penalty up to $1,300 CAD.
Learn more about African swine fever and how to protect Canadian pigs.
Canadian border information and services for non-Canadians visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
Plan your trip across the border
- Current border wait times
- Use the CanBorder app to help plan your next cross-border trip
- Border and contact information
- Reporting requirements for private boaters
- Private Vessel Remote Clearance Pilot Project
- CBSA Cruise Ship Clearance Procedures
- Reporting requirements for non-commercial aircraft
What to expect at the border
- Paying duties and taxes
- Personal exemption amounts
- Duty and taxes estimator
- Secondary inspections
- Examination of digital devices
Save time at the border
- Automated Border Clearance Kiosks
- APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)
- Remote Area Border Crossing (RABC)
- Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology
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