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Canadian COVID vaccine protocols to affect cross-border truckers

U.S. drivers going to Canada will have additional COVID compliance considerations

Posted November 22, 2021

The Public Health Agency of Canada has recently announced an adjustment to the country’s COVID protocols regarding essential worker cross-border transportation into Canada. Essential workers includes truck drivers entering Canada.

The announcement provided details on two important dates:

  • November 30, 2021. Starting on November 30, all truck drivers must use the ArriveCAN app to identify their vaccination status upon entry into Canada, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. If a driver is vaccinated, the app will prompt the driver to enter details about the vaccine including dates administered, vaccine manufacturer, and proof of vaccination. If a driver is not vaccinated, the driver may enter Canada under current cross-border protocols.

    Drivers using ArriveCAN prior to November 30 to obtain a reusable entry receipt may need to re-submit information in the latest version of the app (or website) to receive a new entry receipt.

  • January 15, 2022. Starting on January 15, all truck drivers must be fully vaccinated to enter Canada. To enter Canada, drivers will need to upload proof of vaccination into ArriveCAN.

ArriveCAN can be accessed via the app or online at

This article was written by Heather Ness of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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