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Johnny G1

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Posted: 04/27/20 10:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just talked to a lady friend in Whitehorse, and you have to sign your way into the Yukon, not allowed in if you are just visiting but you can go through if you are going to your home in Alaska, everthing like every where else is on a shut down, she has a driving school and it is non essential so no income for now. we had planned to go to her place in June but it is a no go now. Spend most summer's in the Yukon so pretty disappointed.


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Posted: 04/28/20 06:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

R-You can’t avoid BC driving back to AK thru Canada.
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On Apr 27, 2020, at 17:08, Bylsma, Rachel (Sullivan) wrote:

Excellent! I am so pleased you are safely on your way! BC seems to have the most stringent requirements, if you can avoid having to drive through there it would be best. Please let me know once you make it back home to Alaska.

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Crossed the border this morning at Sweetgrass/Coutts. No problems. Didn’t need any proof of AK residence other than passports. He did ask where we were staying tonight. Having reservations eased his mind. A few “ are you sick questions”. Reminded us no touristing, etc.
Canada seems to be open. No masks anywhere. Same stores closed as USA but no diff in cars on the rd. Gas stations & hotels we always use are open. In Whitecourt Alberta now, Ft Nelson, Whitehorse & Tok, AK. the next 3 nites.
Anyone wanting more info , tell them they’re free to email me.
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Posted: 04/28/20 02:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Respectfully Lakeside 013104, US Border Protection & immigration have absolutely no say on who can or cannot enter Canada. That is entirely up to Canadian officials. You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada.


Respect back at you Veebyes, but if you look at this part of my statement, I was speaking about entering and leaving the USA:

'If you want accurate information on rules about exiting and entering the United States, check with the Ports of Entry (POE), where the Officers wear blue uniforms and drive white/blue vehicles. These folks are the ones working in the 'booths' at the POEs. They are US Customs & Border Protection Officers (CBP), very different from Border Patrol Offices.'

With same respect, the best place to check for information about rules that apply to entering and exiting Canada, is to check with CBSA, Canadian Border Services Authority, which is at the Canadian side of the border. Maybe I should have said that, but I assumed folks would understand my point was about entry and exit of the USA.

Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points.

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lakeside013104 wrote:



Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points.

Safe travels,

Lakeside


Lake, I don't understand what you're saying. You're saying, entering Canada from the US, after going through the CBSA checkpoint, that there may be a secondary inspection? And it's performed by which agency, CBP or CBSA?

Not doubting you, but we cross the border in WA probably 50 times a year or more and never seen a secondary inspection, save for the "random" cars that get pulled over. They get sent there from the booth.

What are you referring to?


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i just arr'd home in Palmer, AK. We had no problems in Canada. There was a Covod ck point entering Yukon. At Watson Lake we had to stop & be interviewed by officials, but there was no difficulty. If you want specific info about our trip thru Canada, pls shoot me a msg.

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jsummers72 wrote:

i just arr'd home in Palmer, AK. We had no problems in Canada. There was a Covod ck point entering Yukon. At Watson Lake we had to stop & be interviewed by officials, but there was no difficulty. If you want specific info about our trip thru Canada, pls shoot me a msg.


Palmer is a beautiful part of Alaska. Glad you made it home safely and without negative issues or delays from the virus.

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Posted: 05/09/20 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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lakeside013104 wrote:



Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points.

Safe travels,

Lakeside


Lake, I don't understand what you're saying. You're saying, entering Canada from the US, after going through the CBSA checkpoint, that there may be a secondary inspection? And it's performed by which agency, CBP or CBSA?

Not doubting you, but we cross the border in WA probably 50 times a year or more and never seen a secondary inspection, save for the "random" cars that get pulled over. They get sent there from the booth.

What are you referring to?


Greetings Girt Dog, I was referring to outbound inspections conducted at the US side of the border just prior to departing the United States. These inspections are conducted by US CBP Officers on the US side of the border, just before crossing into Canada.

Hope this helps.

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lakeside013104 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

lakeside013104 wrote:



Also you mentioned: " You don't even stop at a US checkpoint on crossing into Canada". This is a true statement, to a point. Outbound inspections, which is inspection of vehicles leaving the US side of the border are conducted on a rotating schedule. Everyone MUST stop at these checkpoints. Border search authority is the same at this 'outbound' point of inspection as it is at the inbound point of inspection, which is usually conducted on the other side of the buildings. These outbound inspection sites will be marked accordingly and normal driving lanes will be restricted in order to funnel all traffic to the point of inspection. For your own safety, please be prepared to stop at these outbound inspection points.

Safe travels,

Lakeside


Lake, I don't understand what you're saying. You're saying, entering Canada from the US, after going through the CBSA checkpoint, that there may be a secondary inspection? And it's performed by which agency, CBP or CBSA?

Not doubting you, but we cross the border in WA probably 50 times a year or more and never seen a secondary inspection, save for the "random" cars that get pulled over. They get sent there from the booth.

What are you referring to?


Greetings Girt Dog, I was referring to outbound inspections conducted at the US side of the border just prior to departing the United States. These inspections are conducted by US CBP Officers on the US side of the border, just before crossing into Canada.

Hope this helps.

Lakeside


CBP sometimes sets up just past the toll booth as you exit the US and start to cross the bridge to Canada where we live. They'll have a quick look at you and your vehicle and decide if you're worth stopping. We usually get waved through. I think we've been stopped once in 8 years.


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watching the news tonight, looks like Canada will keep the border closed now until June 21


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