Helpful Info and New Restrictions on Poultry Products When Entering Canada
New Restrictions on Chicken and Egg Products
As per guidance by CFIA (Canada Food Inspection Agency), CBSA will be refusing entry of all live bird, bird products and by products. The link below provides more details as to what is allowed and not allowed, but examples are:
- live birds and hatching eggs
- eggs, yolks, egg whites (albumen)
- poultry meat (other than fully cooked, canned, commercially sterile meat products)
- raw pet foods containing poultry products
- poultry manure and litter
- laboratory material containing poultry products/by-products
This notice from CFIA is a good resource for guidance as to what is not allowed. https://inspection.canada.ca/animal-health/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/avian-influenza/2022-03-22/eng/1644937572252/1644937572682
CBSA will be refusing entry to the products and not holding them, so if a traveller has any of the banned meat products they will be required to return them to the USA.
Border rules for foreign nationals driving to the Northwest Angle
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to visit Canada. This applies to Americans driving through Canada to reach the Northwest Angle, MN. Unless you have a right of entry or meet a specific exemption, you cannot enter Canada if you are not vaccinated.
Before crossing the border
You must use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before entering Canada. ArriveCAN is free and available as an online web form or as a mobile app on the App Store and on Google Play. It allows you to submit mandatory information, including:
- proof of vaccination
- a suitable quarantine plan (if required)
Please note that ArriveCAN only accepts Canadian postal codes. You can list your resort address in the Northwest Angle, MN, as the quarantine location. In this case, use the Canadian postal code: R0A 1Z0.
If using the mobile app, make sure to update to the latest app version.
At the border
ArriveCAN will create a receipt after you have submitted your information. You must bring this receipt and your proof of vaccination to the border. Take a screenshot or bring a printout in case cell service is unavailable. Remember to also wear a mask when crossing the border.
Please note, you may not be able to enter Canada if you didn’t use ArriveCAN or can’t prove your vaccination status.
At the end of your trip
You must also use ArriveCAN for your return travel through Canada at the end of your trip. When providing a quarantine location, you can list your home address in the United States. Remember to use the Canadian postal code: R0A 1Z0.
Please visit Travel.gc.ca for full details on Canada’s latest border measures. We wish you safe travels when driving through Canada this summer. Thank you for your cooperation.