Crossing into Canada may not be as easy as it sounds

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Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM EDT
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KAMOURASKA, Quebec (AP) - At the Canadian border one night this month, a man from Atlanta pulled up in his car, looking to cross.

He was unvaccinated, had no COVID test, and did not pre-register for the trip. He was turned back.

Americans can finally travel in Canada again, but that’s not how to do it. Canada has a checklist you must satisfy before getting in.

Tourists must be fully vaccinated and have themselves tested for COVID-19 no more than 72 hours before arrival by road or their departure flight.

Pre-registration on the Canadian government’s ArrivCAN app or website is also necessary.

Canada is putting up a vigilant defense against the virus.

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