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On Thursday, Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary exchange and the congressional northern border caucus, said, “The ArriveCAN app and other restrictions continue to be a barrier to the free flow of people across the northern border. My office regularly receives calls from Western New Yorkers frustrated and confused by the technology and frequently changing, disjointed requirements for crossing between the U.S. and Canada. Consequently, to bypass the uncertainty and hassle it creates, many are avoiding making the trip across the border entirely.
“We have to get back to prepandemic U.S.-Canada border management. I stand with municipal leaders and tourism agencies in calling for an end to the ArriveCAN mandate.”
The Canadian government recently announced, “As of 00:01 EDT on June 20, 2022, the vaccination requirement to board a plane or a train in Canada will be suspended.” The suspension does not apply to those crossing at land borders.
On May 31, Health Canada announced an extension of current border measures until at least June 30. This includes random coronavirus testing for those who are vaccinated, and submission of information through the ArriveCAN app or website within 72 hours of travel.