COVID-19: Border services resume at a number of small Canadian marine vessel reporting sites, airports of entry and ferry terminals

News release

August 24, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will proceed with the resumption of service at various small marine reporting sites, airports of entry and ferry terminals over the coming days and weeks. This follows the coming into force of new public health measures affecting travel to Canada for fully vaccinated United States (U.S.) citizens and permanent residents on August 9.

The CBSA services will resume on three different dates, as follows:

As of 23:59 EDT on August 24, 2021:

Small marine vessel reporting sites 


  • Bluffer's Park Marina
  • Bronte Outer Harbour Marina
  • Fifty Point Marina
  • LaSalle Park Marina
  • Mimico Cruising Club
  • National Yacht Club
  • Port Credit Yacht Club
  • Royal Canadian Yacht Club
  • Toronto Island Marina
  • Whitby Yacht Club


  • Club Nautique de Cap-aux-Meules
  • Club Nautique du Chenal
  • Plaisanciers du Havre
  • Quai Richelieu

Airports of entry


  • Billy Bishop Toronto city Airport
  • Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
  • Muskoka Airport
  • Oshawa Airport


  • Charlevoix Airport
  • Trois-Rivières Airport

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Deer Lake Regional Airport
  • Stephenville International Airport

Nova Scotia

  • Port Hawkesbury Airport

New Brunswick

  • Charlo Airport


  • Edmonton International Airport (increase of hours to 24 hours, 7 days per week)

As of 23:59 EDT on September 6, 2021:

Ferry Terminals


  • Point Alexandria (Wolfe Island Ferry)
  • Pelee Island


  • Alaska State Ferry Terminal
  • Belleville Terminal
  • Blackball terminal
  • Washington State Ferry Terminal

Small marine vessel reporting sites 


  • Lakeview Park Marina
  • Lock “I” Port Weller
  • Miller's Creek Marina
  • Port Colborne City Dock
  • Sarnia Bay Marina
  • Scudder's Marine

And as of 23:59 EDT on September 19, 2021:

Ferry Terminal


  •  Walpole Island Ferry


Quick facts

  • Before heading to the border, travellers should inform themselves and fully understand their obligations by ensuring their eligibility to enter Canada and reviewing the COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada Web page. 

  • Travellers eligible to enter Canada continue to be required to have a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Canada or a previous positive test result taken between 14 and 180 days before departure to Canada. They must provide proof of their test result to a Government of Canada official at the border. Antigen tests, often called “rapid tests”, are not accepted.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers must submit their mandatory information including their digital proof of vaccination in English or French using ArriveCAN (mobile app or by signing in online) within 72 hours before arriving at the border (or when entering Canada by marine mode). 

  • Discretionary (non-essential) travel by individuals from countries other than the U.S., including for those who are fully vaccinated, remains prohibited. There is also no changes to testing and quarantine requirements for other travellers who are not fully vaccinated but eligible to enter Canada such as those entering by right. 

  • All other Airports of Entry and small vessel reporting sites that have been temporarily suspended remain closed to ensure the CBSA’s operational flexibility while continuing to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to Canadians. 

  • While Canada is moving forward with these measures, it’s important to note that U.S. border restrictions remain in place for non-essential travel at this time. For information about U.S. requirements, please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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Canada Border Services Agency

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