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: March 17th, 2022 - currently effective

WINDSOR - 'While the re-opening of the land border to the United States will present Canadians with new options to cross the Detroit River, Transit Windsor will not be re-starting the Tunnel Bus service at this time.

The current travel requirement for Canada-bound passengers to have secured a negative molecular COVID-19 test adds processing complexity to the customs clearance process associated with tunnel bus operations that will make restarting operations a challenge. The current rules effectively prohibit day-trip passengers, and current public health regulations limit the number of passengers on board, reducing the operational viability of the tunnel bus at this time. Should the federal government revisit the current COVID-19 testing requirements for Canadians returning across the land border, then Transit Windsor will review this decision.'

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


Travel Restrictions: Entry to Canada

CBSA Guidelines for Persons Entering Canada (Southbound Tunnel Traffic)

The Government of Canada had released a new set of entry policies and procedures that includes COVID-19 testing before and after entry into Canada.

One-stop infographics - What to Prepare Before Entry, At the Border and After Entry into Canada?

- For Fully Vaccinated travellers. Download PDF here.

- For Unvaccinated travellers. Download  PDF  here.

- CBSA, for Canadian citizens, PR and persons registered under the Indian Act, 'Before You Return' information video.

- CBSA, for foreign travellers, 'Before You Travel' information video.



Removing pre-entry test results requirement for fully vacinnated travellers entering to Canada

- effective April 1, 2022 -

(Press Release) ... effective April 1, 2022 at 12:01 AM EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada by air, land or water. Fully vaccinated travellers seeking to arrive in Canada before April 1, 2022, must still have a valid pre-entry test.

As a reminder, travellers arriving to Canada from any country, who qualify as fully vaccinated, may need to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival if selected for mandatory random testing. Travellers selected for mandatory random testing are not required to quarantine while awaiting their test result.

Unvaccinated travellers shall continue to follow directions from CBSA here.

All travellers must continue to submit arrival information using ArriveCAN.


Using ArriveCAN When Entering Canada

ArriveCAN provides a one-step information, pre-entry registration and test result submission for all travellers.

- For PC/Web users, visit

- Mobile app available on Apple and Google app store.

*Latest ArriveCAN handout: English / French

*ArriveCAN Requirements for Exempt Essential Travellers: English / French




Am I Eligible to Enter Canada?

- Find out if you can travel to Canada here

- For further details, please visit CBSA's website here

- For details of travel restriction exemptions for extended family members and for compassionate reasons: here

- What to expect when entering Canada by land: here


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."


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.