CAN-US Border Crossing Updates (COVID-19)

Message from Windsor Detroit Borderlink Ltd. (WDBL)


To Our Valued Customers:

We are open! We appreciate the trust that you place in us and our staff when you use the Tunnel. The Tunnel takes the health and safety of its customers and employees very seriously. Our organization is closely following the recommended guidelines on the steps we can take to help prevent the spread of the virus and we have shared those specific instructions with our employees.


We want you to feel confident when using the Tunnel. The Tunnel will continue to monitor and act on this developing situation closely.


Thank you for your continued use of the Tunnel. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Tunnel Bus Service Suspension

Last updated: September 29th, 2022 - currently effective

The tunnel bus service remains suspended until further notice.

City of Windsor COVID-19 updates can be found here.

Transit Windsor COVID-19 updates can be found here.


Travel Restrictions: Entry to Canada

CBSA guidelines for persons entering Canada

The Government of Canada had announced that, starting October 1, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for all travellers entering Canada whether by land, air or sea.

Removing all COVID-19 border entry requirements when entering to Canada

- effective October 1, 2022 -

(Press Release) ... Effective October 1, 2022, all travellers, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:

  • submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website;

  • provide proof of vaccination;

  • undergo pre- or on-arrival testing;

  • carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation;

  • monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada.


Travel Restrictions: Entry to USA

DHS - "Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") will amend Title 19 regulations to allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States via land and ferry ports of entry (POEs) across the U.S. border.


Travelers will be required to have appropriate paperwork that provides proof of vaccination. Individuals who have not been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will not be allowed to travel for non-essential purposes from Canada and Mexico into the United States via land and ferry POEs."

DHS Frequently Asked Questions: Link

US Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") COVID-19 Update: Link

US Embassy and Consulate COVID-19 Information: Link


You are considered fully vaccinated: (source)

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after an accepted single-dose vaccine

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after your second dose of an accepted 2-dose series

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received the full series of an active (not placebo) COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.-based AstraZeneca or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trials

  • 2 weeks (14 days) after you received 2 doses of any “mix-and-match” combination of accepted COVID-19 vaccines administered at least 17 days apart*

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.


Accepted COVID-19 Vaccines: (source)

Acceptable Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination:

1. The QR code in a verifiable vaccination record links to information confirming the credential was generated from an immunization record in an official database and is protected from tampering.

All forms of proof of COVID-19 vaccination must have

  • Personal identifiers (at a minimum, full name and date of birth) that match the personal identifiers on the passenger’s passport or other travel documents

  • Name of official source issuing the record (e.g., public health agency, government agency, or other authorized vaccine provider)

  • Vaccine manufacturer and date(s) of vaccination

How the 14 days are calculated:

  • Your last dose must have been given a full 14 days before the day you board your flight to the United States.

  • You are considered fully vaccinated on the 14th day after the vaccination series was completed. For example, if your last dose was any time on October 1st, then October 15th would be the first day that you meet the 14-day requirement.