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me and my wife are double vaccinated and we are planning on travelling from Vancouver BC to Yuma Harizona at the beginning of 2022, does anybody know the situation regarding Covid in Harizona and California? Does anybody know if we have to show a negative test result at the border to be able to cross (by land) to the US and also coming back to Canada after a few months.

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I would bring my vaccination cards with me and get a booster shot if you can. Stay away from crowds and wear a mask if in doubt. I can't help as far as crossing the border I would check with the authorities about that. They say cases are on the rise in the states but with vaccination and precautions, I would not be afraid to travel. Good luck and best wishes!


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Posted: 11/25/21 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd travel but just be prepared. Bring your vax card, call ahead to get any protocols, wear a mask as necessary and enjoy.


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Just returned (two days ago) from driving to/from Vancouver and Denver, Co.

Supposed to show (double )vaccination proof S/B at border (we went through Pacific Crossing), but border agent only looked at our Nexus cards and waved us through. Didn't even ask about our status.

The further south/east we went, the less adherence to Covid protocols were witnessed. We were used to masking/social distancing etc in BC, but by the time we reached Denver, it was almost chaos. Few restaurants/businesses had any protocol down there, including no masking by restaurant staff, although a few customers (maybe 10 percent?) were masked. At a Build a Bear, although staff were masked and they had a limit to customer count and spacing protocols, none of that was enforced and they were way over capacity with no-one wearing a mask and everyone (including many young children) shoulder to shoulder.

Being curious, I asked one, unmasked, hotel desk clerk why no-one was masking. She told me it was their right not to mask.

Can't comment on vaccination rates, but I believe they are far less than BC. Not sure of the states you mentioned.

Coming back (this may change by time you return), we had to be tested within 72 hours of crossing border. Able to do it, for free, at one of the Walgreen Pharmacies along the way. And went through a rigorous procedure at the border (even required to mask up in car as approaching border agent), including being "randomly selected" to do a follow-up self-test (remotely witnessed by lab staff) once home (by authority of Health Canada).

As it was difficult to determine who was/was not vaccinated and few wore masks, we began treating everyone as unvaxxed. Managed to keep to ourselves during trip down/back, but difficult once there as were visiting relatives.

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Have plenty of masks and sanitizers always in the car (we mostly order those from online pharmacy). Organize your documents. Have your test ready before crossing the border. All should be fine. Travels are a little more complicated but still possible. We just spent few months in Mexico and it was great.

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Traveling through. NO problem I have a friend who does it all the time Windsor to Detroit to California or there abouts and back again.. (yes he is one of those folks who can cross the border)

It's when you stop and interact with others you might have issues.

But Fully Vaccinated WITH BOOSTER if eligible your chances of a SERIOUS problem are low.... News tonight 87% of those in COVID-ICU.. NOT vaccinated.

Other news the new Omnicom variation.... So far it's been "Mild".

But it's too soon to say much about it.


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Why not? If you have a vaccine then I think everything will be fine. I travel a lot, but during quarantine it was very rare because I did not have a vaccine and was worried about my health. I took various vitamins from Online Pharmacy and I know that I have a strong immunity, but still better to be safe. Now I have a vaccine and my dad and I often do small trips around the states and it's so wonderful! I wish you a good trip, I'm sure it will be great! Good luck!

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bertrand wrote:

me and my wife are double vaccinated and we are planning on travelling from Vancouver BC to Yuma Harizona at the beginning of 2022, does anybody know the situation regarding Covid in Harizona and California? Does anybody know if we have to show a negative test result at the border to be able to cross (by land) to the US and also coming back to Canada after a few months.


If you have been fully vaccinated AND you wear a mask AND mind the two meter social distance thing, you should be good to go. As for needing tests to cross borders, that situation changes almost on a daily basis. Your best bet is to inquire of the border authorities a few days before attempting to cross. Anything anybody tells you today, no matter how accurate, is likely to be questionable at best THEN.





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Given the litany of other natural and man made things that can kill you, you've done your best and placed your faith in being vaccinated. Life spent worrying about not living is not not living.


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Posted: 12/10/21 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will say one thing, there are no lack of Alberta, B.C., Sak., and Ontario plates on the roads and streets of Yuma. Come on down!

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