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Old 03-31-2022, 09:28 AM
 
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In other words, the odds of that happening are 3720 to 1...

I want to be encouraging - you should stretch your comfort level - but I am also a firm supporter of NOT traveling if it brings anxiety. Traveling should be fun - not fearful - and if there is fear or worry - it is not fun.


I always found our own American officials stricter than the Canadian counterparts.

Totally agree.
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Old 03-31-2022, 11:57 AM
 
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The best way to get a reliable answer is to write to whichever government office in Canada that is in charge of border crossings. They will be the ones who know the answer to your question and are not guessing like those of us here on C-D.


The Canadian government even has a website about how to enter Canada as a tourist. You could check there and see what it says.



It's not a horrible thing to take the rapid test, so your other option is to just plan on taking it. If you don't have to take it, then you can be pleasantly surprised.
The CBSA--Canadian Border Security Agency--is in charge of border crossings.

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

In addition, Zoisite posted a link to another Canadian government site with the same information in Post No. 2.
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Old 03-31-2022, 02:03 PM
 
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In other words, the odds of that happening are 3720 to 1...

I want to be encouraging - you should stretch your comfort level - but I am also a firm supporter of NOT traveling if it brings anxiety. Traveling should be fun - not fearful - and if there is fear or worry - it is not fun.
You're right. I've gotta have fun.
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Old 04-01-2022, 05:25 PM
 
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Article dated today: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/winds...il-1-1.6403502
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Old 04-02-2022, 09:46 AM
 
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https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/tr...ntering-canada

"ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V or A beside the vaccinated traveller's name"

Alright, the V and I stand for vaccination status. What's the A?
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Old 04-02-2022, 10:14 AM
 
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"ArriveCAN receipt with letter I, V or A beside the vaccinated traveller's name"

Alright, the V and I stand for vaccination status. What's the A?
Ha, I don't know. It doesn't matter, I suppose, because it means something to the CBSA and that's what's important. I just pulled up my last receipt, and it says "I" for Immunized.
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Old 04-02-2022, 11:05 AM
 
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I have crossed a few times, if you are traveling for one day or two they probably won't test you, by the times results are back you are back in the States. Thats if they believe your truthful answer.
Good to know. I’d be in this situation. I live ten miles from the border. I’d go across to get some groceries, if I need to isolate, I’d tell them well, I’m going to isolate at my home back in the states. And I’m only going to be in Canada maybe an hour. Also, I’m a dual citizen with both US and Canadian passports. Very confusing what they would tell me.
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Old 04-02-2022, 11:35 AM
 
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That’s not bad then. Here in the states, you had urgent care clinics charging $250 for a rapid test so that local governments like Los Angeles would allow you to attend concerts and night clubs.
The Urgent Care clinics in my town were only charging $50. It sounds like Urgent Care in LA was taking advantage of the situation.
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Old 04-02-2022, 01:57 PM
 
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Ha, I don't know. It doesn't matter, I suppose, because it means something to the CBSA and that's what's important. I just pulled up my last receipt, and it says "I" for Immunized.
" A " is part of your vaccination status, but can't find EXACTLY what it means.

"You may see one or more letters beside your name on your receipt. This means that you may have to discuss one of the following with a Government official at the border:

(Q) your quarantine plan
(S) your symptom self-assessment
(A), (V) or (I) your vaccination status
(D) dependent adult
(M) medical contraindication
To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must have an (A), (V) or (I) next to your name. Ensure you have evidence of your proof of vaccination when you travel. It must include the type of vaccine(s) and the date(s) of your vaccinations. Be prepared to show it on arrival."

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...ecan/help.html

This clarifies what " I " an " V " mean, but no mention of " A " .

https://airalgerie.dz/wp-content/upl...-arrivecan.pdf
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Old 04-02-2022, 04:39 PM
 
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" A " is part of your vaccination status, but can't find EXACTLY what it means.

"You may see one or more letters beside your name on your receipt. This means that you may have to discuss one of the following with a Government official at the border:

(Q) your quarantine plan
(S) your symptom self-assessment
(A), (V) or (I) your vaccination status
(D) dependent adult
(M) medical contraindication
To qualify for the fully vaccinated traveller exemption, you must have an (A), (V) or (I) next to your name. Ensure you have evidence of your proof of vaccination when you travel. It must include the type of vaccine(s) and the date(s) of your vaccinations. Be prepared to show it on arrival."

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-heal...ecan/help.html

This clarifies what " I " an " V " mean, but no mention of " A " .

https://airalgerie.dz/wp-content/upl...-arrivecan.pdf
That's all I could find, either.

I do like ArriveCAN. It's a good app. I first used it back when it was optional, a few weeks before it was required. It has been updated a lot since then. There were no vaccinations yet the first time I came through, and no test was required, but I got one anyway. I figured it would help me plead my case.
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