Point Roberts Bordering Crossing in Point Roberts WA

Border Crossing Information

What you need to know about crossing the border between Point Roberts, WA and British Columbia, Canada.

Point Roberts, Washington, located immediately south of the 49th parallel, is geographically severed from the US and shares its only land border with Canada.

Remember to bring proper identification for yourself and everyone traveling with you when crossing the border.

Boundary Bay Border Crossing Information:

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BOUNDARY BAY BORDER CONTACT INFO:

USA
50 Tyee Drive
Point Roberts, WA 98281
US Customs: 1(360) 945-2314
HOURS: Open 24 hours

CANADA
4 56 St, Delta, BC V4L 1Z2, Canada
Canadian Customs:
1(604) 943-2722
Hours: Open 24 hours

US Customs in Blaine, WA – Border Protection:

Canada Border Services Agency
Information for Travelers

US Customs & Border Protection in Blaine, WA

COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENTS - Traveling to the U.S.

What will be required:
1. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required.
2. Verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status.

NOTE: Individuals engaged in essential travel will not be required to be vaccinated at this time. Starting in January 2022, however, all inbound non-U.S. persons crossing U.S. land POEs or ferry terminals – whether for essential or non-essential reasons – must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination.

What types of documents are accepted for entry into the United States via land and sea?

  1. U.S. citizens can present a valid: U.S. Passport; Passport Card; Enhanced Driver’s License; Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST); U.S. Military identification card when traveling on official orders; U.S. Merchant Mariner document when traveling in conjunction with official maritime business; or Form I-872 American Indian Card, or (when available) Enhanced Tribal Card.
  2. U.S. and Canadian citizen children under the age of 16 (or under 19, if traveling with a school, religious group, or other youth group) need only present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. The birth certificate can be original, photocopy, or certified copy.
  3. WHTI does not affect U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents, who are still required to present their permanent resident card (Form I-551) or other valid evidence of permanent residence status.
  4. Canadian citizens can present a valid passport, Enhanced Driver’s License, or Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST).

What if I don’t have the required documents when I travel to or return to the United States?
Travelers without WHTI-compliant documents are likely to be delayed at the border as CBP officers work to verify identity and citizenship.

COVID VACCINE REQUIREMENTS - Traveling to Canada

What will be required:
1. Register with ArriveCAN before you travel. Visit ArriveCAN website
2. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Click here for more information
3. Must provide a negative molecular (PCR) COVID-19 test result (from 72 hours prior to arrival) OR proof of a previous positive test result (from between 14 and 180 days prior to arrival). Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS – For Short Trips (72-Hours or less by land and air)
1. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Click here for more information.
2. Register with ArriveCAN before you travel. Visit ArriveCAN website

For Trips Longer Than 72-Hours:
1. Register with ArriveCAN before you travel. Visit ArriveCAN website
2. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required. Click here for more information.
3. Must provide a negative molecular (PCR) COVID-19 test result (from 72 hours prior to arrival) OR proof of a previous positive test result (from between 14 and 180 days prior to arrival). Rapid antigen tests are not accepted.

COVID TESTING LOCATIONS

If you need to make an appointment for a travel-related test in Whatcom County you can:
1. Make an appointment at a pharmacy or other testing location.
https://whatcomcounty.us/3388/COVID-19-Testing#testloc
2. Call the Northwest Laboratory call center at 360-543-6904 or visit TestDirectly.com/Whatcom. Northwest labs currently delivers test results within 24-48 hours. If you don’t get results within 48 hours, call 360-543-6904 for assistance. For more information about getting tested for travel to Canada, read Northwest Laboratory’s FAQs. (PDF)
Check your travel destination for what you need to know about testing because some locations have specific requirements about where and when you get tested. Travel requirements for Canada are here.

DUTY FREE INFORMATION

Canadian shoppers are allowed to bring goods back from the U.S. tax free. Here are some general guidelines on what you can and cannot bring home when returning to Canada. For details on Duty Free shopping, click here.

Items allowed into Canada must still be declared on your declaration card.

TRAVELING WITH PETS

Dogs and cats from the U.S. that are at least three months old need signed and dated certificates from a veterinarian verifying that they have been vaccinated against rabies within the last three years. The certificate must clearly identify the animal.

If your dogs or cats are less than three months old, you do not need a certificate of rabies vaccination to enter Canada. However, the animals must be in good health when they arrive. Most pet foods are not allowed to cross the border.

Entering Canada with your Dog Information
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Border Crossing Requirements

Adults (16 and older) are expected to have one of the following:

  • Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card
  • Enhanced Driver’s License (only available in certain states)
  • NEXUS Card
  • Specific military documents
  • Tribal ID

Traveling with Children
If you are traveling with children (15 and younger) and crossing the border into Canada or the USA, you should have:

  • Carry identification and proof of citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization certificate) for each child.
  • Enhanced Government-issued photo I.D. (issued in some states)
  • Divorced parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents.
  • Adults who are not parents or guardians should have written permission from the parents or guardians stating the travel is authorized.
  • Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card

Other Border Crossing Requirements

  • Non-Americans going to Canada are required to have a passport and/or visa.
  • Legal Permanent US Residents must carry a Green Card.
  • Alaska-Bound Travelers must show proof of sufficient funds for travel in Canada. Call ahead if transporting household effects or tools of the trade.
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