There is a new tag issued by Canada Border Services Agency that Americans driving through Canada to Alaska must hang from their car’s rear view mirror.
To try to curb the problem, the CBSA introduced stricter rules on Friday for Americans driving to Alaska. They must enter Canada through one of five designated border crossings (and only into BC, AB, SK) and hang a CBSA-issued tag from their car’s rear view mirror that lays out the purpose and rules of their trip.
Before exiting Canada for Alaska, drivers must check in once again with the CBSA
The list provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) tells travellers to:
- avoid contact with others while in transit;
- remain in the vehicle as much as possible;
- practice physical distancing at all times;
- pay at the pump if they need gas;
- use a drive-thru if they need food;
- wear a suitable mask or face covering while in transit;
- ensure good hygiene practices if they need to use a rest area; and
- only use services that are open to travellers along the direct route on which they are travelling.
Travellers coming to Canada from Alaska are not limited to designated ports of entry. People driving from the contiguous States must enter at one of the designated entry points, or else they will be turned away and advised to go to one of the following five ports:
- Abbotsford-Huntington in B.C. at Sumas, WA (WA #9, BC#11)
- Osoyoos in B.C. (highway 97)
- Kingsgate in B.C. (highway 95)
- Coutts in Alberta (I-15 and AB #4)
- North Portal in Saskatchewan (ND #54, SK #39)
TransCanadaHighway.com heard unverifiable stories that Americans were crossing the border in Ontario and New Brunswick to “transit to Alaska”. This ends even the possibility of such crossings
CBSA also says that officers may put additional measures on travellers who enter Canada.