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COVID-19 Implications on Canada-US Border Operations

  • By: AMC
  • On: 04/15/2020 12:03:52
  • In: News
Please find below the most recent updates on Canadian and U.S. Borders Closures and Reduced Hours at certain Port of Entries (POEs). These will be in effect until April 30th or until otherwise notified.
*We were advised that all of these POEs will still have an officer on staff 24/7 to allow for emergency
vehicles and essential personnel to cross.

CANADA
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
There are currently no border closures or reduced hours at Canadian POEs

UNITED STATES
U.S. Custom & Border Patrol (CBP)
 

North Dakota

Reduced Hours

   
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Carbury (Goodlands, MB) 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Fortuna (Oungre, SK) 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Maida (Windygates, MB) 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Neche (Gretna, MB) 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily
Noonan (Estevan, SK) 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Northgate (Northgate, SK) 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Saint John (Lena,MB) 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily
Sherwood (Carievale, SK) 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Daily
Walhalla (Winkler, MB) 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily
Westhope (Coulter, MB) 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Daily 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily

Port Closures
There are currently no Port closures
 

New Hampshire

Reduced Hours

   
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Pittsburgh (Chartierville, QC)  8 a.m. – midnight 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
                             

Vermont

Reduced Hours

   
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Morses Line (Morses Line, QC)  8 a.m. – midnight  8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily
North Troy (Highwater, QC) 24/7 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
West Berkshire (Frelighsbrug, QC) 24/7 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily

Port Closures
Canaan (Hereford, QC)                                                                                  CLOSED
Derby Line (Stanstead, QC)                                                                          CLOSED
Alburgh Springs (Clarenceville, QC)                                                           CLOSED
 
 

Montana

Reduced Hours

                                                                                  
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Raymond (Regway, SK)  24 hrs  6 a.m.-10 p.m. Daily
Opheim (West Poplar River, SK)  9 a.m. – 7 p.m.  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat/Sun
Morgan (Monchy, SK)  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F) 
​Closed Sat/Sun
Turner (Climax, SK)  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F) 
​Closed Sat/Sun
Del Bonita (Del Bonita, AB)  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-F) 
​Closed Sat/Sun
Piegan (Carway, AB) 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.  8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

Port Closures
There are currently no Port closures
 
 

New York

Reduced Hours

   
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Rouses Point (Lacolle, QC) n/a 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
Overton Corners (Lacolle, QC) n/a 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
Mooers (Hemmingford, QC) n/a 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
Trout River (Trout River, QC) n/a 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
Fort Covington (Dundee, QC) n/a 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily

The Ports of Champlain and Chateauguay will remain open 24/7 for appropriate commercial and essential passenger traffic.
The Rouses Point boat dock, will remain closed.
 
Port Closures
There are currently no Port closures
 
 

Idaho

Reduced Hours

   
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Porthill  (Rykerts, BC)  7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
 
Port Closures
There are currently no Port closures
 
 

Washington State

Reduced Hours

                                           
POE Previous Hours    Current Hours
Laurier (Cascade, BC)   8 a.m. – midnight 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily
Metaline Falls (Nelway, BC) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat/Sun

Port Closures
There are currently no Port closures
 
Ferry Closures
There are currently no ferries running between:
Alaska/Canada (Prince Rupert)
Washington/Canada (Anacortes/Sidney + Seattle/Victoria)
Coho/Blackball (Port Angeles to Victoria)
All Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferry sailings have been cancelled to Prince Rupert, BC through September 30.
 
 
Detroit
The privately-owned Windsor-Detroit Truck Ferry temporarily ceased to operate (except to respond to emergency requests) on March 30 due to declining traffic and revenue as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
 
*Pre-pandemic traffic was about 40 trucks per day counting both over size – over weight (OSOW) and Hazardous Materials (HazMat), but had dwindled to about 12-15 trucks per day. Currently, the next closest crossing for HazMat is the Bluewater Bridge between Port Huron and Sarnia. OSOW generally cannot cross on bridges and will have to find appropriate land border alternatives such as between Minnesota and Ontario as a result of this closure.
 
 
Sourced from: Trade Commissioner Service, Global Affairs Canada
 

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