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Canada Border Clearance

Passengers should be prepared to declare goods and currency coming into the country. Find out more about these requirements and the customs clearance processes and programs available.

What to Declare

Information for Canadian residents about returning home with goods from abroad including restrictions, personal exemptions and how to declare goods. Learn more about what to declare.

Currency Regulations

Departing and arriving passengers must report currency valued at over $10,000 CAD to the CBSA. Learn about Canada's currency regulations.

Primary Inspection Kiosks

The Government of Canada is now accepting digital declarations from travellers arriving at YVR from outside Canada. Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, travellers will now use a Primary Inspection Kiosk to scan their travel document, take their photo and complete an on-screen declaration before seeing a CBSA officer.  

Those looking to save more time can complete their declaration in advance using the CanBorder - eDeclaration mobile app, and scan their quick response (QR) code at a kiosk upon arrival. 

Primary Inspection Kiosks will improve border security while streamlining service and reducing wait times at Canada's busiest airports. To learn more about Primary Inspection Kiosks and the eDeclaration mobile app, visit www.cbsa.gc.ca.

NEXUS

NEXUS is a trusted traveller program designed to speed up border crossings for low-risk, pre-approved travellers  between Canada and the United States (U.S.). It is jointly run by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  It is primarily for Canadian and American passport holders or permanent residents. Learn more about NEXUS.

CANPASS Air

CANPASS Air is a trusted traveller program that allows expedited clearance into Canada for pre-approved, low-risk travellers with foreign passports. Learn more about CANPASS Air including eligibility and the application process.