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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #680 on: August 16, 2021, 08:05:35 PM »
I know of a few people (unvaccinated) who went the past few days into Canada, and they didn't have any issues.

Checkups, seems like they are running the same system as before. One checkup, usually 8 days in.
Do you still need to officially go for the minimum of 14 days?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #681 on: August 30, 2021, 08:15:59 PM »
Is a PCR test required for to enter USA from canada by land?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #682 on: August 30, 2021, 08:19:07 PM »
No test is required to enter USA from Canada by land.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #683 on: August 30, 2021, 08:21:02 PM »
There are also reports that it is no longer possible for Canadian spouses of US citizens to accompany their spouse across land borders into the US, even those  Ontario which until recently allowed this.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #684 on: September 02, 2021, 08:14:46 PM »
There are also reports that it is no longer possible for Canadian spouses of US citizens to accompany their spouse across land borders into the US, even those  Ontario which until recently allowed this.

Just heard this elsewhere too. Any other DPs?

Kinda throws a wrench into my sukkos plans :(

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #685 on: September 02, 2021, 08:27:07 PM »
Multiple anecdotes. Heard of someone who called the Buffalo border crossing, and they told them they would no longer accept spouses

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #686 on: September 02, 2021, 08:30:02 PM »
Multiple anecdotes. Heard of someone who called the Buffalo border crossing, and they told them they would no longer accept spouses

Oh well. Hopefully they'll open it soon, at least for vaccinated travelers...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #687 on: September 02, 2021, 08:41:17 PM »
Just heard this elsewhere too. Any other DPs?

Kinda throws a wrench into my sukkos plans :(
Fly the spouse?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #688 on: September 02, 2021, 09:25:39 PM »
Crazy expensive and a royal pain

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #689 on: September 02, 2021, 10:06:41 PM »
Fly the spouse?
I'd be happy to fly and let my wife drive with the kids :) but she won't do it alone, and flying from YYZ to BUF to meet her there requires flying all the way to ORD/PHL/IAD to connect back to BUF. Pain in the neck.

Best option right now looks like a 1 hr connection in IAD. 4 hr trip time to get to BUF to meet her. Or we might just all fly.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #690 on: September 04, 2021, 08:56:02 PM »
Will I have a problem driving into Canada with an expired US passport? What about on the return trip?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #691 on: September 04, 2021, 09:29:03 PM »
Will I have a problem driving into Canada with an expired US passport? What about on the return trip?
No difference between expired or not.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #692 on: September 04, 2021, 11:51:17 PM »
Is it possible to fly into canada and back to the US the same day with the same negative covid pcr test done the day before in the US? (Printing 2 copies)
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #693 on: September 05, 2021, 01:27:53 AM »
Is it possible to fly into canada and back to the US the same day with the same negative covid pcr test done the day before in the US? (Printing 2 copies)
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Canada is known to be particular that the test be taken out of country, on the US embassy website it doesn't mention it specifically (I have no dp).
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #694 on: September 19, 2021, 08:20:58 PM »
I'd be happy to fly and let my wife drive with the kids :) but she won't do it alone, and flying from YYZ to BUF to meet her there requires flying all the way to ORD/PHL/IAD to connect back to BUF. Pain in the neck.

Best option right now looks like a 1 hr connection in IAD. 4 hr trip time to get to BUF to meet her. Or we might just all fly.

Just landed in BUF after flying YYZ>ORD>BUF. Ridiculous that this is the best option. You can literally see Toronto on the way back to BUF.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #695 on: September 22, 2021, 11:35:35 PM »
Just landed in BUF after flying YYZ>ORD>BUF. Ridiculous that this is the best option. You can literally see Toronto on the way back to BUF.
Wow that's a real PiTA.
    Still don't understand why when you fly they allow you to go and to drive they don't?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #696 on: September 22, 2021, 11:37:03 PM »
What's the current situation for a Canadian Citizen going to Canada from the USA? Needs a PCR test?
 And is one allowed to fly into Canada, is the 2 week hotel quarantine still in effect? Or only drive through  the border?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #697 on: September 22, 2021, 11:54:30 PM »
Wow that's a real PiTA.
    Still don't understand why when you fly they allow you to go and to drive they don't?
My guess has always been that the airlines have lots of lobbying power whereas people who drive have none.

What's the current situation for a Canadian Citizen going to Canada from the USA? Needs a PCR test?
 And is one allowed to fly into Canada, is the 2 week hotel quarantine still in effect? Or only drive through  the border?
AFAIK if you're fully vaccinated it's the same whether you fly or drive- PCR test before, rapidly test at entry, proof of vaccine, arriveCan for all your info, no quarantine.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #698 on: September 23, 2021, 12:05:43 AM »
My guess has always been that the airlines have lots of lobbying power whereas people who drive have none.
AFAIK if you're fully vaccinated it's the same whether you fly or drive- PCR test before, rapidly test at entry, proof of vaccine, arriveCan for all your info, no quarantine.
ArriveCan verifies your Vaccine card?
  Curios does any of the agents at the border crossing actually enter your Vaccine information into the system and pull up the official results?

   And it seems if one doesn't have a Vaccine, a covid19 pcr test and then 14 day quarantine?

 Tried looking on the Canadian website don't see anywhere where it says they require you to take A PCR test before arriving to Canada.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #699 on: September 23, 2021, 12:42:17 AM »
ArriveCan verifies your Vaccine card?
  Curios does any of the agents at the border crossing actually enter your Vaccine information into the system and pull up the official results?

   And it seems if one doesn't have a Vaccine, a covid19 pcr test and then 14 day quarantine?

 Tried looking on the Canadian website don't see anywhere where it says they require you to take A PCR test before arriving to Canada.
You could upload on ArriveCAN not sure if it actually verifies.

Depends in the officer

If no vaccine you must be eligible to enter.

PCR test required even if vaccinated