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Land Travel from Canada to US and Return

Canadian Citizens Travelling VIA Land from Canada to the US

Starting on Monday, November 8, 2021, Fully vaccinated, non-citizen travelers with appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States for non-essential travel via land POE and ferry terminals.

When arriving at a U.S. land POE or ferry terminal, non-citizen travelers should be prepared to:

  • present proof of COVID-19 vaccination; and,
  • verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status.

Canadian Citizens Returning VIA Land from US to Canada

Canadians are always eligible to enter Canada but must complete testing requirements and mandatory quarantine if they do not qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller

A pre-entry molecular test is required for all Canadians returning to Canada. A rapid antigen test will not be accepted.


To qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller to Canada, you must:

  • have received at least 2 doses of a Government of Canada-accepted COVID-19 vaccine or a mix of 2 accepted vaccines
    • or at least 1 dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • have received your second dose at least 14 full days prior to the day you enter Canada
  • upload your proof of vaccination in ArriveCAN
  • have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • meet all other entry requirements (for example, pre-entry test result)

Accepted COVID-19 vaccines in Canada

  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (Spikevax, mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222)
  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (Ad26.COV2.S)

Detailed information for Covid 19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada can be found:


Testing can be done in Manitoba, before heading to the US, and those test results can be used if you return to Canada within 72 hours of taking the test. 

Testing Sites in Grand Forks, ND

Individuals with COVID-19 testing requirement for travel should be tested using the RT PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) test.  Below is information on places in Grand Forks that will administer the PCR test.

Grand Forks Public Health – UND Fritz Pollard Jr Athletic Center
2419 2nd Ave N, Grand Forks

  • Monday-Friday, 7-11 AM
  • Walk-ins welcome or save and call 701-780-6358
  • Results back within 48-72 hours
  • Free of charge

Altru Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing/Grand Forks Public Health
1490 44th Ave S & 4500 S Washington St, Grand Forks

  • Monday-Friday, 12:30-6 PM and options on weekends
  • Call for an appointment: 701-780-6358
  • Results back within 48-72 hours
  • Health insurance will be billed for testing; however, there is an option to pay on the spot
  • Cost varies but typically is around $140

Wall’s Medicine Center
708 S Washington St, Grand Forks

  • Monday-Friday, 9 AM-12 PM
  • Call for an appointment: 701-746-0497
  • Results back within 1 hour
  • Cost is $200

CVS Pharmacy
1950 32nd Ave S, Grand Forks

Additional COVID-19 related information may be found at: