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  • ArriveCan App

    We are planning a trip into Canada in September and are looking at the needed documentation of vaccinations, testing, etc. I am reading about this ArriveCan phone app at the Google Store but the reviews are not very good. Has anyone had any recent experiences good or bad with this app?

    Thanks.
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  • #2
    Down load the app as it is free. My wife found it easy. My wife and I along with another family flew into Vancouver about four weeks ago and it made entry simple. No covid questions, where are you going or coming from etc. If you're driving, they have a computer in the inspectors booth and a simple way of looking you up. Hope it works well for you.
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    • #3
      We ran into an issue when I went to fill out the part that asked where are you staying? We were camping in several different locations so I didn’t know what to put down. When going through customs they made us park and go inside. Once inside they asked where we were staying? I explained multiple places and they said don’t worry about it just pick a place. That was about it and we were on our way.
      You have to wait until you are within 48 hours of crossing (not positive about time). They ask where you are crossing and about what time. I verified the location and took the best guess at the time we were going to cross.
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      • #4
        I did not add the app to my phone, just added the required info into the online portal. When I crossed the border at the end of this June, the guard just took the passports and checked the ArriveCan portal to see if our passport numbers matched with what we had provided. He didn't care that we had the printed QR code ready for him.
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        • #5
          Well this really doesn't sound so difficult. Thanks for the replies. We have time to finish plans and are planning a few campgrounds the way. Might just list one and see what happens.
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          2007 K3500 Duramax, Allison,

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          • #6
            I cross the boarder every week from Canada. I fill out the app about 5 minutes before coming home and with no problems. The app is linked to my Nexus. card.
            2009 Silverado 1500 HD
            2015 Nash 24M
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LFOD View Post
              I did not add the app to my phone, just added the required info into the online portal. When I crossed the border at the end of this June, the guard just took the passports and checked the ArriveCan portal to see if our passport numbers matched with what we had provided. He didn't care that we had the printed QR code ready for him.
              I recently used ArriveCan for the first time. Like Fireman2 , I filled out the form using the phone app a few minutes before reaching the border.

              I had the QR code ready on my phone for the border guard, but he told me that showing the QR code was unnecessary. Because the ArriveCan data was linked to our passports when we submitted the forms, when he scanned our passports, he could view the ArriveCan data automatically.
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              • #8
                Sounds like this should be rather easy to get through. This is the first time north of the border since I was a youngster, that's been a while.
                Thanks for the comments and information.
                2019 Fox 29-5T dual A/C 6 point leveling TST507 flow threw Progressive EMS, Disk Brakes
                2007 K3500 Duramax, Allison,

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                • #9
                  If you have linked Nexus to the app. they have the info before you pull up to the booth.
                  2009 Silverado 1500 HD
                  2015 Nash 24M
                  4 legged buddy- Sherlock the American Cocker

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