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DID YOU KNOW THE WINDSOR-DETROIT BORDER IS THE
BUSIEST INTERNATIONAL CROSSING IN NORTH AMERICA?

Typically more than 40,000 commuters, tourists and truck drivers carrying $323 million worth of goods cross the Windsor-Detroit border each day.

covid -19 information

Click visitwindsoressex.com/COVID19 for details on how the pandemic is affecting cross border travel.

All Residents When Entering Canada

Any and all travelers coming to Canada regardless of their resident status must provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours with a negative status to gain entry without quarantining once entering the province.

In addition, any and all travelers coming to Canada regardless of their resident status must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (a free app or website) including their digital proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. For more information, visit www.canada.ca/arrivecan.

  • If you’re using the ArriveCAN App, make sure you have the most up-to-date version in the Google Play Store and the App Store for iPhone.
  • Travelers without a smartphone or without mobile data can submit their information by signing in online at www.canada.ca/arrivecan.

If you are a foreign national travelling for discretionary purposes and don’t submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may be denied entry into Canada.  Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons registered under the Indian Act won’t be denied entry, but you:

  • won’t be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption
  • may face additional delays at the border for public health questioning
  • may be subject to fines or enforcement action

Full details on the current measures in place for travelers entering or returning to Canada are available online at travel.gc.ca.

Canadian Residents – ENTERING CANADA

Currently non-essential travel is not encouraged, though vehicular travel over the US border Canadian residents is permitted, as long as you follow the above measures put in place for all international border travel.

AMERICAN RESIDENTS – entering Canada

As of Monday August 9th, 2021 American residents are permitted to enter Canada through land crossings with the following restrictions without quarantine:

  • must download and utilize the ArriveCan app
  • must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon entry
  • full vaccination status must be at least 14 days prior to travel
  • must be travelling with a valid passport
  • proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within the last 72 hours
  • children under 12 that are travelling with fully vaccinated guardians will be permitted entry with some limitations.

For full details and restrictions please click here.

COVID-19 Restrictions – entering THE UNITED STATES

As of Monday November 8th, 2021 Canadian residents that are fully vaccinated are permitted to enter the United States through land crossings with the following details:

  • present proof of COVID-19 vaccination as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website
  • full vaccination status must be at least 14 days prior to travel
  • verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status
  • children under the age of 18 are exempt
  • does mixing is permitted in COVID-19 vaccinations
  • must be travelling with a valid passport
  • NEW 12/06/2021 Those flying into the united states must present a negative COVID-19 test (rapid or molecular test) taken with 24 hours to gain entrance 

For full details and restrictions please click here.

 

Border Crossings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.ambassadorbridge.com

Toll (passenger vehicle): $6.25 CDN or $5.00 U.S.

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit https://www.ambassadorbridge.com/

Crossing into Canada, the Ambassador Bridge is your most direct link to:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 401
  • E.C. Row Expressway

Crossing into the U.S., the Ambassador Bridge is a direct link to many major arteries/destinations, including:

  • I-96
  • I-94
  • I-75 (easy access to Southbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Shopping “duty free” means no GST, no federal tax, no manufacturing tax, no excise tax and no provincial tax. It all adds up to huge savings for you!

www.dwtunnel.com

Toll (passenger vehicle):
$6.50 CDN or $5.00 U.S.

Note: Canada-bound traffic: Nexpress pass or Credit/Debit only.  US-bound traffic:  Nexpress pass or Credit/Debit, cash accepted until Dec 31, 2021.

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit http://www.dwtunnel.com/Rates.aspx

Crossing into Canada, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Windsor/Ouellette Avenue
  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
  • Windsor International Airport
  • VIA Rail

Crossing into the U.S., the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Detroit
  • The Lodge Freeway (M-10)
  • I-75 (easy access to Northbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Boat Crossing

With dozens of marinas along our 100 mile coast line, we are a great destination for day and over night boating trips. Be prepared before you set sail! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, crossing the border for recreation or tourism is currently prohibited – please see below for further details.



Passport Information

A valid passport (or other supporting documentation) is needed to cross the border between Canada and the United States.

NEXUS Program

NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States.

Tunnel Bus

Windsor offers an international transit system, giving you the option at affordable and easy transfers to and from the City of Detroit daily. Note: Tunnel bus service is currently suspended.


Cannabis and International Travel

In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. On June 21, 2018, the Cannabis Act received Royal Assent. This marks an important step in the process of legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada. For more information, visit Health Canada’s Cannabis page.

Royal Assent does not equal legalization. Until October 17, 2018, it remains illegal to buy, possess or use cannabis in Canada for anything other than authorized medical or research purposes.

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