Covid-19 coronavirus Travel Restrictions Now In Effect
Canada and the U.S. have different covid-19 rules for entering the country and, like Covid itself, they are changing constantly. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Canadian Border Services Agency have turned away tens of thousands of travelers who they felt did not meet the Covid-19 travel restrictions. Airlines have also refused to let travelers board their flight if they felt they did not meet all Covid requirements.
We have separate posts for Canadian and U.S. Covid information:
- U.S. Covid-19 Travel Restrictions
- Checklist for entering Canada
- Other Canadian Covid-19 Travel Restrictions.
The United States and Canada have also reduced the operating hours of numerous land border crossing ports between the two countries and we have a separate post which shows all of the Reduced Port Hours Along U.S. and Canadian Border.
Covid Medical Insurance Issues
If you travel to another country, it is VERY important that you check with your medical provider to see if you will be covered if you get Covid while abroad. Many policies will NOT cover Covid, and you could be saddled with huge medical bills if you do get sick. A lengthy stay in a hospital could run as much as a million dollars without insurance. Also, remember that if you show symptoms, you will not be allowed to fly home so your options may be very limited.
Note that most of the bridges that span the U.S. Canadian border have eliminated the use of cash to pay tolls. You will need to use a credit card, debit card, or a cashless bridge account.