CBP Advises Travelers to ‘Know Before You Go’ During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
David Thompson

CBP Advises Travelers to ‘Know Before You Go’ During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Learn about Covid Restrictions if going to Canada

DETROIT, MICHIGAN ~~~~~  May 26m 2022 (LSNews) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to have all required documents and to anticipate possible delays during the Memorial Day weekend. 

Travelers should familiarize themselves with the “Know Before You Go” section of the CBP website to learn more about required documents, border wait times, expediting the arrival and inspection process, and what they can do to avoid fines and penalties associated with the importation of prohibited items.  

Non-U.S. individuals traveling to the United States via land ports of entry, whether for essential or non-essential reasons, must: 

  • Verbally attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status;
  • Provide, upon request, proof of a CDC-approved COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fact Sheet;
  • Be prepared to present any other relevant documents requested by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer during a border inspection

All travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, must present an approved travel document to enter the U.S. by land and sea. Air travelers must have a valid passport, while those traveling by land or sea may use a variety of documents to include a passport, passport card, NEXUS card, enhanced driver license or ID card, or approved tribal documents. United States lawful permanent residents are reminded that their I-551 form is acceptable for land and sea travel into the U.S., and children under the age of 16 may present an original or certified copy of their birth certificate.

Non-U.S. travelers (non-U.S. citizens who are neither U.S. nationals nor lawful permanent residents) are encouraged apply for their I-94 online or via the CBP One app, available on both the Apple App store and Google Play. The I-94 feature allows travelers to apply for a provisional I-94 prior to arriving at a land border crossing. Travelers who apply for their I-94 ahead of time will experience faster processing times to expedite entry. Travelers can also quickly access their current I-94 submission to view critical information such as, how long they can remain in the U.S., and use it for proof of visitor status once in the United States.

Please visit cbp.gov for more information.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.

 

Crossing the Canadian border this summer

The CBSA provides tips for US residents visiting Canada this Memorial Day long weekend to help ensure a smoother trip across the border

 

May 26, 2022              Ottawa, Ontario                       Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds US residents visiting Canada as part of  Memorial Day long weekend of what to expect at the border during the busy summer months.

This summer, travellers are returning to a border that is managed differently, with evolving COVID-19 requirements, which can mean delays during peak periods. The CBSA is working to mitigate long border wait times, but there are also things that travellers can do to make the process easier for themselves and other travellers.

Travellers can help reduce wait times at the border by coming prepared and by completing their mandatory ArriveCAN submission within 72 hours before arriving at the border.

The CBSA invests significant effort annually to plan and prepare for peak periods, such as the summer months. The Agency works with bridge and tunnel operators, airport authorities and travel industry groups to plan and review service requirements, enhancement opportunities, and required resources, so that we can deliver together the best service to all travellers.

If going to Canada there are  still COVID Restriction in place 

This summer, travellers are returning to a border that is managed differently, with evolving COVID-19 requirements, which can mean delays during peak periods. The CBSA is working to mitigate long border wait times, but there are also things that travellers can do to make the process easier for themselves and other travellers.

Travelers can help reduce wait times at the border by coming prepared and by completing their mandatory ArriveCAN submission within 72 hours before arriving at the border.

  • Use ArriveCAN. All travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to submit their information in ArriveCAN (free as a mobile app or by website), up to 72 hours before entering Canada. ArriveCAN collects contact, health and travel information to protect the health and safety of travellers and expedite processing at the border. It is the fastest, easiest and most secure way for travellers to show they meet public health requirements.
    • Travellers must ensure they have the most up-to-date version of the ArriveCAN app (consult the Google Play Store or the App Store for iPhone.)
    • Travellers should print or take a screenshot of their ArriveCAN receipt and bring it with them when they travel.
    • Travellers without a smartphone or without mobile data can submit their information by signing in online through a computing device. If travellers are unable to enter their information themselves, they can have a friend or family member enter the information for them.
  • Have all your documents ready. Travellers should have the following ready to present to the border services officer: their ArriveCAN receipt; passport or travel documents, proof of vaccination; and identification for all persons in the vehicle.

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