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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #500 on: March 25, 2021, 10:29:32 PM »
The CBSA officer didn't ask for my ArriveCan receipt - she knew the address where I would be quarantining just from scanning my passport.
If you previously quarantined they have your info.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #501 on: March 25, 2021, 11:18:53 PM »
In case anyone is interested, I crossed at the Rainbow Bridge & everything went better than I expected.  Uber from BUF to Rainbow Bridge took 20 minutes and cost $40.  There is a turnstile to pass through to enter the bridge to Canada.  However, if you ring the bell, the US CBP official will unlock the gate and you can wheel your baggage through.  Crossing the bridge by foot was shorter than I expected.  After speaking to the Canadian customs officer, I had to take another Covid test.  There are Red Cross personnel to assist.  They give you another test kit for the 10th day.  The 10 day test is to be done with a nurse via video and the sample will be picked up.  Then I took an Uber to Enterprise car rental in Niagara Falls, ON and drove to Toronto.  Glad I crossed via land and avoided the whole hotel mess.
Curious what the enterprise rental costed you to go to Toronto?
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #502 on: March 26, 2021, 12:34:09 AM »
Wait times at Lacolle this afternoon reached 3.5hrs
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #503 on: March 26, 2021, 12:46:49 AM »
Wait times at Lacolle this afternoon reached 3.5hrs
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #504 on: March 26, 2021, 12:54:50 AM »
Mostly frum?
Yup.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #505 on: March 26, 2021, 08:46:28 AM »
Curious what the enterprise rental costed you to go to Toronto?
The one day rental price was $36.50 plus a $41.74 one way fee plus 13% tax & fees - total was $89.88CAD.  Very reasonable.  I rented a Compact, but they gave me a full size, freshly washed and sanitized.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #506 on: March 26, 2021, 10:22:51 AM »
My experience last night by the rainbow bridge. I did the arrivecan registration the border officer scanned our passport and had all the information that I entered in the app. confirmed the address of quarantine looked at our Covid pcr tests, asked if I had any fire arms or alcohol or drugs and gave me the 2 Covid tests that need to be done, one by the red cross right after the border and the other one at home on day 10. By the border agent was about 3-5 min. She told me I had to wait 20 minutes for the person before me because they did not enter their information in the arrivecan app. The Red Cross took me about 10 minutes but would’ve been five minutes if I would’ve registered before but nobody told me about that and I think also that this part is a new thing that is exclusive to the rainbow bridge. To register for the red cross Covid testing the website is portal.switchhealth.ca . You don’t have to make a separate login for each person once the main person makes a login they add everyone else including spouse as dependents. Hope this helps for anyone traveling next week. Have a gut Yom tov!

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #507 on: March 26, 2021, 12:44:22 PM »
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #508 on: March 26, 2021, 01:19:21 PM »
The CBSA officer didn't ask for my ArriveCan receipt - she knew the address where I would be quarantining just from scanning my passport.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #510 on: March 26, 2021, 01:45:38 PM »
What’s this?
Looks like reporting about 8000 Jews at the border of the last 48 hours

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #511 on: March 26, 2021, 03:14:08 PM »
What’s this?

Im guessing it translates to “Exclusive: 8000 Jews in 48 hours at the border.“
bunch of anti semites.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #512 on: March 26, 2021, 03:25:30 PM »
Looks like reporting about 8000 Jews at the border of the last 48 hours

How did they quantify Jews if they don’t officially record that? Is this the same fake news quantifying as the alleged 100s of Pesach rental cancellations in Orlando?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #513 on: March 28, 2021, 03:39:04 PM »
How did they quantify Jews if they don’t officially record that?
Presumably daily borders crossings are steady and increased by 8000
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #514 on: March 29, 2021, 09:05:00 PM »
Presumably daily borders crossings are steady and increased by 8000
How much did they increase in late December
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #515 on: March 29, 2021, 09:15:58 PM »
Anybody who has been to the border recently knows that it's hardly possible for there to have been over 160 cars going through the border an hour..

According to the government website the only borders with waiting times was the lacole (with 2 lanes) and vermont border (1 lane).

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Even considering there was an average of 5 people per car, that would come out to over 30 cars an hour split up over 2-3 borders, still an impossible number.
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #516 on: March 30, 2021, 01:12:24 PM »
Is there a way to take the at home covid test over the phone? Wait time on zoom is ridiculous.

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #517 on: March 30, 2021, 01:31:06 PM »
Yes you can, but wait times on phone are long too, you can try reaching them on Twitter for a faster response, or you can just not send them back at all, or you can just send them back unused and unregistered
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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #518 on: March 30, 2021, 01:39:58 PM »
then whats the point of sending them back? can i at least do my whole family in one zoom appointment?
whats the phone number and how do i reach them on twitter?

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Re: Canada closing borders to most travellers who are not citizens
« Reply #519 on: March 30, 2021, 02:00:53 PM »
then whats the point of sending them back? can i at least do my whole family in one zoom appointment?
whats the phone number and how do i reach them on twitter?
What's the point in mandating them in first place ?
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