When your plane lands in Canada after being abroad, you likely want to be through the gates into the arms of your family as fast as possible.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has come up with a solution to modernize and expedite your time spent in customs when arriving at major Canadian airports.
Travellers will now be able to provide the CBSA with their customs and immigration declaration up to 72 hours in advance of their arrival in Canada through ArriveCan. This is the same online service used for providing details of your travel and public health information.
The advance declaration is optional and is currently available for international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson, Montreal-Trudeau, and Vancouver international airports.
In the coming months, the optional feature will become available to travellers arriving at Halifax Stanfield International Airport and other airports across Canada.
According to the CBSA, those choosing to submit their customs and immigration info in advance spend less time at primary inspection kiosks when they arrive. Time can be cut by one-third.