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10 Things Every American Traveling To Canada Must Know – TravelAwaits

Summary

Hooray! It’s getting easier to cross the U.S./Canadian border. 

Questions still abound and nerves can fray as we navigate changing international requirements. I just returned from 10 days in Canada with my extended family and we all sailed through without problems. That’s not to say it was simple.

1. Travel Is A Dance

When you learn new dance steps, there’s pressure to remember everything and keep up as the rhythm changes, but with care…….

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Hooray! It’s getting easier to cross the U.S./Canadian border. 

Questions still abound and nerves can fray as we navigate changing international requirements. I just returned from 10 days in Canada with my extended family and we all sailed through without problems. That’s not to say it was simple.

1. Travel Is A Dance

When you learn new dance steps, there’s pressure to remember everything and keep up as the rhythm changes, but with care and practice, muscle memory perseveres. We’re travelers at heart. You may be nervous about traveling internationally again, but remember that travel always comes with challenges. Dance through them. It’s worth it however you travel between Canada and the US.

From the moment of the engagement notice, my family knew we’d be going to Banff together at some point, but my daughter-in-law’s wedding kept getting postponed throughout the last year. While we waited for Canada to open to U.S. visitors, we put our plans in place, re-booked accommodations, and researched COVID testing options.

Once flying into Canada opened, we were ready, and soon after, our small group stood in front of Lake Louise on a picture-perfect afternoon as the bride and groom exchanged vows. They were framed in fall colors and even the extraordinary larch trees signaled approval, waving their golden branches from the glacial tree line. No amount of planning could’ve predicted we’d be there for one of the most incredible fall phenomenons in the world.

Pro Tip: Stay fluid. Things change. Relax, but check your travel status and track changes on the best Canadian resources for all vaccinated travelers.

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2. Travel To And From Canada Is Improving

Driving: When Linda Stewart determined she’d reunite with her grandkids in Canada, she knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but even though “It was a kind of a nightmare, I had to see the munchkins.” Forced to drive, she rented a car for the trip at the peak of fees, paying $2,500 for a rental car that sat in the driveway and had to be returned to the departure point. She was forced to fly home once she arrived in Seattle, instead of being able to return her car at a separate location than she rented it — another expense.

At the time, Linda had to quarantine, and with careful restrictions, chose her daughter’s guest bedroom. She uploaded her vaccination card to the ArriveCan App and filled out a quarantine plan.

Representatives phoned, and emailed, and even sent someone out to check on her status during the 14-day quarantine — although she never had symptoms or tested positive for COVID.

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3. Driving Now

Today, rental fees are going down as more cars are becoming available and, depending on …….

Source: https://www.travelawaits.com/2708740/can-americans-travel-to-canada-things-to-know/