Everything you need to know about Canada’s border reopening Aug. 9

Everything you need to know about Canada’s border reopening Aug. 9

CONSEQUENCES PEOPLE COULD FACE IF THEY GET CAUGHT. DAVE? >> THE U.S.-CANADIAN BORDER IS BACK OPEN TODAY FOR NONESSENTIAL TRAVEL BUT IT’S NOT AS EASY AS IT USED TO BE TO CROSS OVER. AMERICAN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE TO SHOW A NEGATIVE COVID TEST AT LEAST 72 HOURS BEFORE TRAVEL AND HAVE PROOF THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED. YOU WILL ALSO NEED A QUARANTINE PLAN SHOULD YOU GET EXPOSED WHILE IN CANADA. THE BORDER HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN SINCE MARCH OF 2020 WITH HOPES OF REOPENING REPEATEDLY DASHED BECAUSE OF SURGES. BUT NOW THAT HAS OFFICIALLY CHANGED AND OUR DARREN CUNNINGHAM IS TALKING TO TRAVELERS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SHIFT ON DAY 1. >> Reporter: U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL TELLS “7 ACTION NEWS” NOTHING’S CHANGED ON THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER BUT IT’S GOOD TO KNOW THE RULES FOR BOTH SIDES BEFORE YOU GO. >> I’M VERY EXCITED. MY SISTER LIVES IN WINDSOR SO SHE IS LITERALLY 10 MINUTES FROM ME AND IT’S BEEN SO LONG. >> Reporter: SO LONG SINCE SHE HAS SEEN HER NIECE AND NEPHEW FACE-TO-FACE SO SHE SAYS THE TRIP THROUGH THE DETROIT-WINDSOR TUNNEL THAT MUCH SWEETER HEADED OVER FULLY VACCINATED AND COVID-FREE AS CANADA DEMANDS. >> I DID EVERYTHING THEY’RE REQUIRING. >>> SAYING THEIR LAYING EYES ON THEIR COTTAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE PANDEMIC. >> IT WAS GREAT. CAN’T WAIT. >> Reporter: DO YOU KNOW THE RULES? HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU HEADING OVER THERE SFAFRS THE RULES AND COVID-19? >> WHY DID YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT? SERIOUSLY? >> WE HAVE OUR FOLDER RIGHT HERE. WE’RE READY. >> Reporter: A LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE THAT WON’T GET YOU THROUGH THE TUNNEL OR OVER THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE IF YOU DON’T DOT YOUR I’S OR CROSS YOUR T’S. CANADIAN BORDER AGENTS MADE HIM TURN RIGHT BACK AROUND IN DETROIT. >> I WAS TRYING TO VISIT COUSINS IN WINDSOR BUT I GOT SENT BACK BECAUSE IT WAS A DAY TOO EARLY. >> I WAS PRETTY CONFIDENT BUT BEING HONEST WITH YOU I DIDN’T GO OVER THE RULES TOO. I’M HERE NOW SO IT SHOWS I DIDN’T GO OVER THE RULES TOO CLOSELY. >> THE BIGGEST THING FOR ANYONE THAT’S GOING TO CROSS THE BORDER LIFE NOW IS MAKING SURE YOU ARE PREPARED AND AWARE OF WHAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER. >> Reporter: CHRIS WITH U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL SUGGESTS CHECKING OUT CANADA’S BORDER SECURITY WEBSITE. TO SAVE TIME HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO KNOW. IN ADDITION TO BEING FULLY VACCINATED AND HAVING A NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULT TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS OF TRAVEL YOU HAVE TO UPLOAD DOCUMENTS TO AN APP CALLED ARRIVE CAN OR THE ARRIVE CAN WEBSITE. IN SOME INSTANCES A TEST ON ARRIVAL MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED. ALSO, BE AWARE ALL VISITORS TO CANADA MUST PROVIDE A QUARANTINE PLAN. THAT MEANS IN THE EVENT YOU DEVELOP COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, CANADA WANTS PROOF THAT YOU HAVE A PLACE YOU CAN SELF-ISOLATE WHILE IN THE COUNTRY. WITH ALL THE GUIDELINES IN PLACE, FOR SOME FINALLY SEEING CANADIAN SOIL IS BELIEVING. >> I’LL BELIEVE IT ONCE I GET OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE. >> YES. >> YOU’LL BELIEVE IT ONCE YOU GET THROUGH THE PROCESS? >> YES. >> Reporter: FOR A LINK TO CANADA’S CBSA WEBSITE, JUST HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE WWW.WXYZ
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Everything you need to know about Canada\'s border reopening Aug. 9

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