Taking a camper across the Canadian border


First, explain the best-case scenario for crossing into Canada. Our next step will be to break down the process into easy-to-follow details. This will help you keep context in mind for the future.


  • Your mobile device needs to be updated with ArriveCan, and your computer needs to be bookmarked with the website.
  • COVID-19 tests are taken by you and those traveling and the results are uploaded to ArrivCan. Vaccinating two weeks before departure is a requirement for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Complete the ArriveCan form. A quarantine plan is included if you test positive for COVID-19. Quarantining in your RV is acceptable to the Canadian Government. 
  • At the border, be sure to show the BSA officer the confirmation code you obtained on the ArriveCan app.
  • For a complete checklist of the requirements, visit the Canadian Border Security Agency’s website.
  • Check your identification documents to make sure they are correct. When crossing into Canada, you will not be able to use your state driver’s license or state identification card. 
  • If you plan to use the COVID-19 home test kits at the border, you will need to purchase 2 kits per person.
  • You should have your COVID-19 home test kit ready when you’re waiting in line to cross the border.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions of the BSA officer in the booth. Using your ArriveCan app, show the BSA officer your confirmation code. For the inspection, you will need to hand them the identification paperwork. Next, the officer will instruct you to complete the home testing kit while they watch. Once the sample has been sealed, give it to them.
  • ArriveCan’s app will inform you of the results within 72 hours. Follow personal protection equipment guidelines (PPE), such as facemasks, after receiving your results. In any case, have a great trip.

As of July 5, 2021, these are the current requirements. These guidelines must be followed by essential workers as well as non-essential persons with valid reasons for entering Canada. Tourism should be allowed to enter Canada on July 21. The Canadian Government may change the process or the date at any time.

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