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After 17 months of closure, the Canadian border has re-opened to American leisure travel. The line-up for the 11:00 p.m. opening last night started in the afternoon on the International Falls side. This morning, the wait time to cross the bridge was estimated at 7 hours. Every traveller permitted entry to the country will have had two doses of an approved vaccine, taken a minimum of 14 days before crossing. They are also required to have a negative Covid test within 72 hours before crossing, and be pre-registered in the ArriveCan app. Unvaccinated children are required additional testing and quarantines after arrival.

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