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Travel updated (CORVID-19)

3/17/20 @ 7:15 AM
Josh Varickanickal
User since 2/8/19

For anyone travelling to Canada or planning to travel to a lodge/outpost this summer the situation is obviously evolving. We at CFF are hopeful that the measures being taken will help reduce the severity and spread of COVID-19. 

We will be posting updates for travellers to Canada in this thread. For the time being here is the link to the government of Canada public health website: 


Please exercise caution, protect yourself, and follow the directions of your respective governments and health agencies. 

For the time being the border closure does NOT apply to US citizens and hopefully with the measures being taken the spread of this disease will be reduced and contained allowing life to return to normal in time for the fishing season.

7/7/20 @ 4:04 PM
User since 1/17/10

Good to know. Thanks for the info. I sent you a pm.

7/7/20 @ 2:50 PM
Mossy Horns
Mossy Horns
User since 6/15/01

 Just talked to the Canada Border Agency. We all know that the current ban on leisure travel from US to Canada is in effect until July 21. They have implemented a "new" ban on foreign nationals entering Canada until Aug 31. This does not include Americans. This "new" ban also requires all that enter to quarantine for 14 days. I asked the border agent if this quarantine was for US citizens also. He said that yes it currently is. I asked him if the restrictions for US travel ends on July 21, will we have to quarantine.  He said he does not know.....

He said the following:

He only knows that the border from US is now closed until July 21

He said they are all assuming it will get extended because the past extensions were all based on the trends here in the US and as he sees it the trend continues to climb

He said if the border does open on July 21 there is nothing the says they will not impose the mandatory quarantine rules. 

In short...he does not know what will happen or what rules will be extended or implemented. His personal gut feeling is that the closure of the border will be extended.  

Needless to say. I canceled my aug trip today. Looking for places in wi now. 

7/7/20 @ 7:46 AM
User since 1/17/10

So what is the current situation on the border crossing?  I have not heard much in a week or so. What is the story some are saying about September 11th ? Any info would be great. Thanks.

7/2/20 @ 11:34 AM
flint fredstone
User since 4/10/12

Deerlake1 You are absolutely correct. I just got off of messenger with our lodge. They say if the border opens the quarantantine may be lifted as well. But no-one knows for certain. It is overly hopeful that any fisherman will be crossing in 2020. Thanks

7/2/20 @ 7:04 AM
User since 8/27/01

As we celebrated Canada Day with our friends to the north while in the US, it does not look promising at all to get across.  As their numbers up there have either stayed stable or gone up, and in the US we are at 50,000 a day, we are going the wrong direction.  Quarantine pushed to at least August 31, I think all will be lost.  

7/1/20 @ 11:44 AM
User since 6/20/13


No set dates or patterns on extensions. Since I started following the border closure there will be a few leaks in the media and the rumors start flying about 4 to 7 days before they extend the closure again. Flint do you realize that any entry into Canada has a mandatory 14 day quarantine and that is in effect till August 31. Strictly enforced with RMCP doing follow up. The border is now closed till July 31.

I put my Canadian  fishing rods away till 2021. My trip was planned and canceled 3 times. 

7/1/20 @ 9:57 AM
flint fredstone
User since 4/10/12

Is there a day every month that the border closures are posted by CBSA? We have a July 25 booking at Branch's Seine River Lodge. Quent at Branch's has informed me they will refund BTW. Thanks

6/30/20 @ 5:09 PM
User since 6/20/13

Canada extends 14 day quarantine till August 31, for visitors .

Border extended to July 31, for now.

6/29/20 @ 3:32 PM
User since 6/20/13
6/21/20 @ 11:36 AM
User since 5/19/04

Bigpike, I believe you are probably right about timing, although influenza might be kicking in about then and COVID will not be gone.  Who knows how the powers at be will react about the border... My hunch is that a certain portion of the population will accept the current recommendations as permanent regarding social distancing and masks just like in China since H1N1. 

But the border has to open sometime and it will be interesting to see the justification of decision to open it vs their reasoning of keeping it closed now.  COVID levels probably won't be much different when that time comes...

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