COVID-19: Temporary suspension of service at Bloomfield, New Brunswick land border crossing
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the temporary suspension of service at the Bloomfield, New Brunswick port of entry (POE) on the Canada-United States land border.
Due to the present public health situation and current travel restrictions, the CBSA has reviewed its operations in consultation with the United States Customs and Border Protection (U.S. CBP), and will temporarily suspend service at the Bloomfield port of entry effective May 8, 2021 at 23:59 (ADT). The port of entry is currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
This measure is intended to be temporary in nature and is the result of low traffic volumes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bloomfield port of entry only processed a total of 69 travellers during the 2020/2021 fiscal year, a 96% decrease compared to the year before. This change is being undertaken to align service on both sides of the border. The CBSA plans to resume operations at the Bloomfield port of entry on October 1, 2021. The Agency will continue to monitor the public health situation as it evolves.
Travellers must seek entry to Canada at an alternate port of entry, such as the Centreville border crossing (approximately 17 km north of Bloomfield; operating 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days per week) or the Woodstock Road border crossing (approximately 32 km south of Bloomfield; operating 24 hours, seven days per week).
Unless specifically exempted, travellers entering Canada 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. All travellers 5 years of age or older, regardless of citizenship, must also provide proof of a valid COVID-19 test result at arrival. Full details about the travel restrictions can be found online.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continues to work diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants into Canada at all international ports of entry.
Travellers are required to wear a mask upon entry to Canada and while in transit to isolation or quarantine, unless the mask needs to be removed for security or safety reasons.
At this time, all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, must follow entry, testing and quarantine requirements.
All travellers, with limited exceptions, whether entering Canada by air or land, must use ArriveCAN. Travellers will need to submit the following information electronically before they board their flight or before arrival at a land border crossing:
o travel and contact information
o quarantine plan (unless exempted from the mandatory requirement to quarantine set out in the emergency order under the Quarantine Act)
o COVID-19 symptom self-assessment
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