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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #120 on: January 13, 2021, 02:46:49 PM »
I can now confirm that this works, though YMMV. They did make us go into the CBP office and speak to a supervisor as they said that's now protocol, but the supervisor didn't give us a hard time. FWIW, they do want to hear a good justification for why you need to travel.
That is good news however we need something more concrete as a YMMV could pose to be very challenging at times
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #121 on: January 13, 2021, 02:54:26 PM »
That is good news however we need something more concrete as a YMMV could pose to be very challenging at times
Agreed. We drove but had a flight booked for the next day as a backup. Not reliable and not always feasible.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #122 on: January 13, 2021, 02:58:31 PM »
Agreed. We drove but had a flight booked for the next day as a backup. Not reliable and not always feasible.
So your spouse isn't a US citizen at all I assume? Any of her parents are? Which crossing?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #123 on: January 13, 2021, 03:00:17 PM »
So your spouse isn't a US citizen at all I assume? Any of her parents are?
Other way around- she is, I am not. Neither of my parents are.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #124 on: January 13, 2021, 03:01:09 PM »
Which crossing?

Looks like you missed my (edited) post. Which crossing?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #125 on: January 13, 2021, 03:03:55 PM »
Looks like you missed my (edited) post. Which crossing?
Peace Bridge. I couldn't get through to an officer on the phone at any of the Niagara bridges to ask, and Kingston said no.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #126 on: January 13, 2021, 03:34:28 PM »
My mother in law came yesterday from Montreal to NY with her son. She is us citizen but not her son. Agent told them it's a grey area and let them through.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #127 on: January 13, 2021, 03:41:00 PM »
My mother in law came yesterday from Montreal to NY with her son. She is us citizen but not her son. Agent told them it's a grey area and let them through.
Interesting. I had called the CBP in Sept/Oct when they weren't letting spouses through at all and they said kids of a citizen are allowed in, though they may have mentioned specifically minor kids. Is your BIL over 18? I assume that may be why it's grey...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #128 on: January 13, 2021, 03:42:27 PM »
Any DP on Canadians driving to the U.S. for medical needs?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #129 on: January 13, 2021, 04:33:30 PM »
Interesting. I had called the CBP in Sept/Oct when they weren't letting spouses through at all and they said kids of a citizen are allowed in, though they may have mentioned specifically minor kids. Is your BIL over 18? I assume that may be why it's grey...
He's 16.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2021, 11:02:46 AM »
ESCAPE NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #131 on: January 14, 2021, 11:22:10 AM »
ESCAPE NOW WHILE YOU STILL CAN!!!!
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2021, 11:50:32 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/americas/ontario-lockdown-canada-stay-at-home-order/index.html
Practically speaking there are only a few changes from the previous restrictions- workplaces, big box stores, etc. People seem to be taking it more seriously now that they're calling it a stay-at-home order though.

But yes, personally I did flee South for a bit :)