Prairie Post (West Edition) : 2020-05-22

Alberta : 11 : 11

Alberta

Friday, May 22, 2020 11 - Prairie Post West - Alberta CBSA reminds travellers of restrictio­ns ahead of the long weekend COURTESY CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY as necessary for public health reasons. - attending a party or celebratio­n; - visiting family, friends, partners or a girlfriend, boyfriend or fiancé(e); - driving in transit for the purpose of taking a shortcut through Canada to get to a U.S. destinatio­n faster; - picking up a pet; and, - sightseein­g. The CBSA is also reminding boaters that crossing the border for recreation or tourism purposes is currently prohibited. Boaters should visit the CBSA website for more informatio­n. All travellers entering Canada, including foreign national boaters who drop anchor in Canadian waters, must report to the CBSA. Failing to report is a serious offence, subject to potential penalty, seizure action, loss of trusted traveller program membership, and prosecutio­n under the Customs Act or Immigratio­n and Refugee Protection Act. t $BOBEJBO DJUJ[FOT QFSNBOFOU SFTJEFOUT BOE With the Victoria Day long weekend having passed and the warmer weather ahead, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding all travellers that the travel restrictio­ns announced in March are still in place at all of Canada’s internatio­nal border crossings. The Government of Canada introduced these border measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canada, including the restrictio­n of all non-essential travel into Canada. All travel of an optional or discretion­ary nature, including tourism, recreation and entertainm­ent, is covered by these measures across all ports of entry in all modes of transporta­tion – land, marine, air and rail. With the travel restrictio­ns still in place, foreign nationals, including United States (U.S.) citizens, will not be allowed to enter Canada if they attempt to come for any of the following examples of discretion­ary (nonessenti­al) travel: - opening or checking on a cottage or seasonal home; - boating across the border; - fishing or hunting; Registered Indians under the Indian Act continue to enter Canada by right, and are subject to COVID-19 entry screening measures. t 5IF $#4" IBT UFNQPSBSJM­Z TVTQFOEFE TFSWJDF BU certain small vessel reporting sites, small airports of entry, and ferry terminals. If your travel is essential, review the list of ports of entry remaining open before leaving home. t "MM QFSTPOT FOUFSJOH $BOBEB o OP NBUUFS UIFJS country of origin or mode of entry - MUST isolate themselves for 14 days if they have symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 or quarantine themselves for 14 days if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19. t 5SBWFMMFST SFUVSOJOH UP $BOBEB DBO SFEVDF UIFJS XBJU times and limit contact at the border by downloadin­g the ArriveCAN App. The App was created to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. Quick Facts t "T PG .BSDI BU B N &%5 UIFSF JT B t 'PS UIF MBUFTU PO DSPTT CPSEFS QSPHSBNT BOE temporary restrictio­n on all non-essential travel at the Canada-U.S. border. This restrictio­n has been extended until May 21, 2020, and can be prolonged services, travellers can call the CBSA’s Border Informatio­n Service at 1-800-461-9999.

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