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Posted: 08/15/20 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is no mention of allowing entry from Alaska.

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Posted: 08/15/20 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

moisheh wrote:

There is no mention of allowing entry from Alaska.


There is this one paragraph mid way down the article which covers it.

These measures also apply to foreign nationals transiting to the U.S. through Canada from Alaska. However, entry into Canada from Alaska on the northern border is not limited to designated POEs. Additional measures might be imposed at time of entry by a border services officer (BSO).

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Thank you!

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The wording "this measure also applies" would mean that the "measure" is for non discretionary travel such as work related or returning to your residence. I doubt you could convince them that going to your rv for the winter would fit the intent of the rule
We all know that the concept of living in an rv confuses border personell. The rules are far too restrictive and almost ambiguous.They are not even allowing families to attend funerals across the border.

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I suggest you get a very recent COVID test before the crossing and bring those test results (negative, hopefully) with you.

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I know one fellow who lives in Mexico and currently has his temporary resident card and working on his permanent resident card in Mexico; he is visiting close friends in BC Canada to take care of some personal business and now wants to drive back home to San Miguel, and the US Border Patrol won't let him through to return home, even when showing them all the residency paper work. If the US back in March allowed all Canadians to cross into the US to go home, why would the US not allow him to cross into the US so that he can also go home to Mexico? Just doesn't make any sense.

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charlestonsouthern wrote:

I know one fellow who lives in Mexico and currently has his temporary resident card and working on his permanent resident card in Mexico; he is visiting close friends in BC Canada to take care of some personal business and now wants to drive back home to San Miguel, and the US Border Patrol won't let him through to return home, even when showing them all the residency paper work. If the US back in March allowed all Canadians to cross into the US to go home, why would the US not allow him to cross into the US so that he can also go home to Mexico? Just doesn't make any sense.


When did he cross into Canada? Assuming post mid March I'm guessing he came in on a Canadian passport? What passport is he carrying? Just saying if Canadian that might be why and unless he has an official employment letter with start/resume date in Mexico or return date, they might not deem it essential travel. Everything so up in the air right now, which brings me to the fact that we can't drive across the border as non essential, yet we can fly to select US cities and as Canadian not be quarantined. Go figure. Plane bubble versus personal auto bubble = I know which one I'd feel safer with.

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Full time, yes, he has a Canadian Passport (just like you possibly do) but he has a resident card in Mexico with Mexico plates on his car and is retired but has his retirement investments in Canada; there are many Canadians whose home is in Mexico via a resident card. The only thing I can come up with is for him to pay a visit to the US Consulate in BC and discuss what he should do.

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Full time, he crossed in early March and did his quarantine alone in a borrowed friend's apartment.

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