Important information for sailing into Canadian waters.
Published 2:40pm on 5 May 2022
Below is a summary of the latest requirements for CANADIAN BORDER SERVICES ASSOCIATION (CBSA) for US boaters. The most important aspect of the requirements is to use ArriveCAN which is available online. Plus the requirement that everyone on board to be fully vaccinated. And the only reporting site so far is at Lakeview Marina--just east of WYC. Further explanation it is available in the media room of CBSA @ cbsa-asfc.gc.ca.
CBSA PRESS RELEASE: APRIL 14, 2022
ENTRY AND REPORTING OBLIGATIONS WHEN
TRAVELLING IN CANADIAN WATERS
Travel to Canada is prohibited for foreign nationals who do not qualify as fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated foreign nationals who land on Canadian soil, anchor, moor, or come alongside another boat, or disembark any people or goods in Canadian waters:
- must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN before, or when entering Canada at a marine port of entry (the only current port is Lakeview Marina opposite Peche Island).
- must report to the cbsa. -are subject to all current obligations of Covid 19 health requirements
- those boaters who enter Canadian waters without landing, anchoring, mooring, or coming alongside another vessel are not required to report to CBSA
Failure to report to CBSA, even to refuel, may result in detention, seizure or forfeiture of your boat and/or monetary penalties. The minimum fine for failing to report to CBSA is $1000.
ArriveCAN is available for download on Google Play or in the App store.