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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #380 on: March 08, 2021, 03:33:57 PM »
Then what? They'll deport you? You're quarantining anyway.
A positive test forces household members to quarantine and resets the clock
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #381 on: March 08, 2021, 03:49:56 PM »
FTFY, and I think that answers your question.

Isn't Canada super strict with quarantine?

A positive test forces household members to quarantine and resets the clock

That somewhat/technically makes sense considering you might have been exposed shortly before crossing the border.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #382 on: March 08, 2021, 03:52:23 PM »
Isn't Canada super strict with quarantine?
Halfway in between the American free-for-all and Asian hotels & bracelets - they have check-ups by private security companies and stiff fines.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #384 on: March 08, 2021, 04:30:33 PM »
Isn't Canada super strict with quarantine?
To some extent, but maybe they wanted another layer of protection against people who break the rules.

Or more likely, even if it doesn't accomplish much it makes people feel like the government is doing something...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #385 on: March 08, 2021, 05:14:18 PM »
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #386 on: March 08, 2021, 05:17:00 PM »
True, but amazing how little actual enforcement there was until January. They could have quadrupeled their tickets just in one neighborhood

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #387 on: March 08, 2021, 05:17:42 PM »
And we haven't really heard of the govt picking up the pace since then.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #388 on: March 08, 2021, 05:30:43 PM »
Who pays for the covid test when coming into canada? I don't have ohip.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #389 on: March 08, 2021, 05:31:35 PM »
Who pays for the covid test when coming into canada? I don't have ohip.
Travelers at land borders are (as of now) not charged for the testing
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #390 on: March 08, 2021, 09:56:20 PM »
Family from Toronto is coming to south Florida to visit for Pesach. Grateful for any input on proposed itinerary/Covid planning, particularly contingency plans for getting from Buffalo over the border into Canada. All relevant parties have been vaccinated.

- Thursday March 18, within 72 hours of departure: Obtain negative PCR COVID test result in Toronto.
-Sunday March 21: Fly YYZ-FLL non-stop: With a negative covid test, I would not anticipate any issues for Canadian citizens at CBP in YYZ, and certainly not on arrival in FLL.

-Last day of chol-hamoed, Friday April 2: obtain negative PCR test result in Miami

-Monday April 5: Fly non-stop FLL-BUF: I do not anticipate any issues on arrival into New York

- April 5: Rent rental car at Buffalo from National. This entailed a three day minimum reservation to get a one-way car rental to YYZ and many agencies were blocking them entirely. I see National is now sold out and am concerned that the reservation may not be honored if National is sold out or decides it doesn't want to see another car disappear into Canada (with no demand for rentals in the opposite direction to bring them back to U.S.). Any first hand experience would be much appreciated.

- April 5: Cross land border into Canada, obtain 2 PCR test kits at border for immediate use and for 14 days later and quarantine at home for 14 days following arrival.

-April 19 - Take second PCR test and leave quarrantine.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #391 on: March 08, 2021, 09:58:33 PM »
Taxi from buf to Niagara falls might be more cost effective then rental if you have someone who can pick you up.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #392 on: March 08, 2021, 10:13:46 PM »
- April 5: Rent rental car at Buffalo from National. This entailed a three day minimum reservation to get a one-way car rental to YYZ and many agencies were blocking them entirely. I see National is now sold out and am concerned that the reservation may not be honored if National is sold out or decides it doesn't want to see another car disappear into Canada (with no demand for rentals in the opposite direction to bring them back to U.S.). Any first hand experience would be much appreciated.

@mordechain's idea is a good backup plan if National won't give them a car (any be a better Plan A too).

You can PM me if you want a number for a guy who apparently drives people into canada for under $100. I've also heard of drivers who drive people from BUF to Toronto for ~$275, which might be cheaper than a 3-day one-way rental.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #393 on: March 08, 2021, 10:16:00 PM »
Any taxi from the airport taxi stand will drive into Canada for $85 flat fee

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #394 on: March 08, 2021, 10:22:44 PM »
Any taxi from the airport taxi stand will drive into Canada for $85 flat fee
Sounds right. Finding one to drive all the way to Toronto might be more of a challenge.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #395 on: March 08, 2021, 10:44:58 PM »
What's the best way to do a one way rental from NYC to Toronto? National doesn't do it now.. I tried enterprise and Hertz, couldn't get any cars for a one way..
Any suggestions?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #396 on: March 08, 2021, 10:47:51 PM »
What's the best way to do a one way rental from NYC to Toronto? National doesn't do it now.. I tried enterprise and Hertz, couldn't get any cars for a one way..
Any suggestions?
None that I've heard of, but @eliteflyer just mentioned that National might do it with a 3-day minimum. Have you tried that?

Many are having this issue right now. I've seen so many people on Toronto chats looking for someone to drive their car to NY so their kids can drive it home for bein hazmanim...

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #397 on: March 08, 2021, 11:44:50 PM »
None that I've heard of, but @eliteflyer just mentioned that National might do it with a 3-day minimum. Have you tried that?

Many are having this issue right now. I've seen so many people on Toronto chats looking for someone to drive their car to NY so their kids can drive it home for bein hazmanim...
National/Enterprise and Alamo were all offering it as of a few days ago, though I now see that National and Enterprise are both sold out for one-way rentals. I reserved using Canadian Medical Association (family is a member) for $48/day + .40 cents per mile. Given the apparent high-demand for rental cars, I could easily see National reneging on the contract and just claiming they're "sold out", so want to have a plan-b.

Are taxis currently allowed to drive from Buffalo into Canada without COVID testing or quarantine?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #398 on: March 08, 2021, 11:47:49 PM »
Taxis can go back and forth. They are considered essential and exempt from restrictions.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #399 on: March 09, 2021, 12:07:13 AM »
None that I've heard of, but @eliteflyer just mentioned that National might do it with a 3-day minimum. Have you tried that?

Many are having this issue right now. I've seen so many people on Toronto chats looking for someone to drive their car to NY so their kids can drive it home for bein hazmanim...

Tried 3 days nothing available