Border crossing information

In addition to arriving by air, travellers can enter Ontario by road, rail or boat.

There are 14 road border crossings into Ontario from the United States. Get up-to-date information about border crossing locations and border wait times.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) provides more border information for travellers, as well as construction updates, traffic conditions, road closures, weather issues and emergency information.

Travellers can also cross into Ontario over water-based borders via one of four passenger ferries or by private vessel. Learn more about crossing into Canada by boat.

In conjunction with Amtrak, VIA Rail provides rail transportation between Toronto and New York City.

COVID-19 update

The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions for travellers, regardless of citizenship, as of October 1, 2022.

This includes the removal of testing, quarantine and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada. As well, masks are encouraged but are no longer required on plane and train travel.

Before your trip, check the Government of Canada website and with individual tourism business operators about any health & safety restrictions and/or requirements, and continue to follow official public health guidelines.

Prepare your documentation

Learn about all the documentation you’ll need to have prepared in advance to cross the border into Ontario, Canada, including passports, visas and customs information.

Border crossing checklist and tips

Plan your trip across the border to ensure you know everything important when travelling over the border. Use the Border Reminder Checklist to ensure you have everything you need. 

Review travel tips for travelling with children and pets, moving to Canada, required travel documents, quarantine requirements and other important travel services and information. 

For the most up-to-date and thorough information about what you need to cross the border into Canada, as well as services, legislation and restrictions at the border, visit the Canada Border Services Agency website. 

Always check in advance before you travel.

Last updated: April 29, 2024

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