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The Canadian border has been opened to U.S. residents.

U.S. resident who have had a full course of a COVID-19 vaccine are again allowed to drive into Canada. No need to quarantine.

To drive into Canada, you must live in the U.S., have allowed at least 14 days to pass since your second dose of the vaccine and show proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that's no more than 72 hours old.

Please note that as U.S. residents you have to pre-register on the ArriveCan website before leaving home, to make the border crossing smooth and easy. Start by registering at this link if you have not registered already.

All of our fishermen from the United States found crossing back into the USA normal and easy and without delays.

Please note that no live bait can be brought across the border at this time. Check here what we suggest.

Click here for driving instructions from your town.

A passport is not specifically required but Canada requires that you carry some proof of your citizenship that includes photo identification such as a passport or birth certificate, or a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a certificate of North American Native status. Children under 16 need to present proof of U.S. citizenship such as their birth certificate when entering Canada with their parents.

You can get a passport application at many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, township, and municipal offices. Click here to look up your nearest location. If your passport has not arrived in time for your trip, you can take along your copy of your passport application and two pieces of I.D. (e.g. driver's license and birth certificate). That will suffice to get you through the border.

Driving a Boat in Canada:
Residents of the USA can operate a boat in Canada for 45 days without a boater's license.

Bringing Food into Canada:
You can bring into Canada two weeks worth of food.

Bringing alcohol & tobacco:
Click here for detailed info

Bringing live bait into Canada:
Make sure that live bait is packed in artificial bedding, not in natural earth.

Credit Cards
If you plan to use a credit card be sure to call the bank who issued your card and tell them that you will be going to Canada. Most banks now decline the transactions if a card is suddenly used outside the U.S.A. without notice from the owner.

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