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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c........alaska-loophole-us-bc-covid-19-1.5669036

Further info...https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canada-cra........ering-country-to-get-to-alaska-1.5045542


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More steps by the Canadian government to protect its citizens. Good for them!


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Interesting the crossing not included. Peace Arch (between Seattle and Vancouver) is a popular crossing, but not on the list.


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gmckenzie wrote:

Interesting the crossing not included. Peace Arch (between Seattle and Vancouver) is a popular crossing, but not on the list.

I always thought that was a very busy crossing, maybe they want to move some traffic away from that location?

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gbopp wrote:

gmckenzie wrote:

Interesting the crossing not included. Peace Arch (between Seattle and Vancouver) is a popular crossing, but not on the list.

I always thought that was a very busy crossing, maybe they want to move some traffic away from that location?


It is not exactly a direct route from WA to AK. It is 30 mi west of Sumas WA/Huntingdon BC and then requires travel through heavily populated communities on the BC side. No reason to use it if you are travelling by "most direct route" to AK.

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This story is getting a lot of media attention here in Canada. This news item from Canada's Global TV network is just one of many.


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Further info..Edited to exclude the local mayors comments. They were not germane to the content.



Osoyoos is one of just five ports of entry through which Americans can now get into Canada en route to Alaska, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Thursday.

Other new rules that went into effect today at 12:01 a.m. require Americans to take the most direct route possible to Alaska and avoid national parks, tourist spots and other unnecessary stops. They’ll also be given tags to hang off their rear-view mirrors indicating they’re in transit and the date by which they have to exit Canada.

Before they cross into Alaska, they’ll be required to confirm their exit at a CBSA office.

Theer are five ports of entry dedicated to Alaska-bound travellers are at Abbotsford-Huntingdon and Kingsgate, both in B.C., plus Coutts, Alta., and North Portal, Sask.

Americans wishing to travel north aren’t guaranteed admittance into Canada, which closed its border in March.

“Upon arrival at one of the designated ports of entry, in-transit travellers must satisfy a (border services officer) that they meet the requirements for entry into Canada,” the CBSA said in its release.

“Travellers are encouraged to have documentation that will demonstrate their purpose of travel. The final decision is made by a BSO, based on the information available to them at time of entry.”

The maximum penalty for failing to comply with the new rules, which arise from the Quarantine Act, is a $750,000 fine and six months in jail. Those who knowingly put others at risk by violating the act face up to $1 million in fines and three years in jail."


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From the Canadian entry points at Huntington and Osoyoos, BC it`s about a 33 hr drive to the CBS crossing at Beaver Creek, YT. Google maps fastest route is via Prince George, Watson Lake and Whitehorse. Just over 1700 miles.
Through Kingsgate it is about 33 hrs and just over 1800 miles. Routes up through Jasper , Grande Prairie then into BC.

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Yes and there was 3 US cars at Dutch Lake, Clearwater yesterday, 1 Cal,1 Washington, 1 Oregon so that a far stretch from going straight to Alaska and nothing done about it and a very busy swimming lake with likely 500 people there. Our town has been clean so far but that will likely end.


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Johnny G1 wrote:

Yes and there was 3 US cars at Dutch Lake, Clearwater yesterday, 1 Cal,1 Washington, 1 Oregon so that a far stretch from going straight to Alaska and nothing done about it and a very busy swimming lake with likely 500 people there. Our town has been clean so far but that will likely end.


Yup. Not the most direct route. Perhaps a phone call to the local authorities !!!

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