The Complete Guide to a U.S.-Canada Border Crossing

Who can travel from the U.S. to Canada?

For starters, not everyone is currently welcome to cross from the U.S. into Canada. In fact, the only people allowed to visit Canada for leisure travel at this time are Canadian citizens,

How many border crossings are there between the U.S. and Canada?

There are more than 100 land border crossings between the U.S. and Canada, and wait time to cross can vary widely.

Checklist for a U.S.-Canada border crossing

– Have no symptoms of COVID-19. – – Have received all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 full days before you enter Canada. – – Have your required entry documents.

Special cases for Alaska residents

If you live in Alaska, you may sometimes have to drive through Canada to get to certain regions of the state.

If you want to cross the U.S.-Canada border …

The key to a successful U.S.-Canadian border crossing is preparation. Make sure you know what documentation and information you need well in advance of your arrival at the border or the airpor

When Traveling

The form of identification you carry with you on your trip should be the same piece of ID that you selected and provided details about when you made your reservation.

No Passengers Under 18 Across the US-Canadian Border Unaccompanied

Documents Required to Cross the US-Canadian Border

US Citizens 16 and Over

– United States Passport, or – United States Passport Card, or – Trusted Traveler Card (NEXUS, FAST or SENTRI) – Merchant Mariner Document, or – Military ID with Military orders, or – Form I-872, American Indian Card – Amish and Mennonite Old Order only:

No Guarantee of Entry

Permission to enter the US or Canada is granted solely at the discretion of Customs and Immigration officers. Accordingly, possession of required documentation and providing Amtrak with required information in no way guarantees entry into the United States or Canada.