Increased delays anticipated during Labor Day weekend

24 Aug 15

CANADA, UNITED STATES

Travelers should expect long delays at ports of entry on the U.S.-Canada border Sept. 4-7 due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, celebrated in both countries.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection advises travelers to consider entry routes that are less popular. For advisories and wait times at U.S.-Canada border crossings, travelers may use the CBP Border Wait Times tool.

Travelers enrolled in Trusted Traveler Programs, including NEXUS, SENTRI, and Global Entry, can take advantage of expedited processing at ports of entry. While enrollment in these programs takes several months and is unlikely to be obtained prior to the holiday, travelers should consider applying at the Global Online Enrollment System’s registration page in order to expedite future travel.

BAL Analysis: Travelers crossing the U.S.-Canada border on Labor Day weekend should plan accordingly and expect significant delays due to high traffic volume.

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