The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that non-citizen travelers who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry (POE) and ferry terminals starting on November 8, 2021.
Children under 18 traveling with vaccinated parent(s) are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
When arriving at a U.S. land point of entry, non-citizen travelers should be prepared to: (1) provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website; and (2) verbally attest to their reason for travel and COVID-19 vaccination status during a border inspection.
As travel begins to resume, travel volumes and wait times are expected to increase. Travelers should plan for longer than normal wait times and long lines at U.S. land border crossings when planning their trip and are reminded to exercise patience.
To help reduce wait times and long lines, travelers can take advantage of innovative technology, such as facial biometrics and the CBP One™ mobile application, which serves as a single portal for individuals to access CBP mobile applications and services.
RETURNING TO CANADA
As of April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated Canadians and permanent residents returning home will no longer have to have proof of negative COVID-19 test.
Below is information on places in Grand Forks that will administer the PCR and rapid antigen tests.
Grand Forks Public Health
UND Fritz Pollard Jr Athletic Center
2419 2nd Ave N, Grand Forks
Monday-Friday, 7-11 AM
Call 701-780-6358 for an appointment
Rapid antigen and PCR testing available
PCR results back within 48-72 hours
Free of charge
Wall’s Medicine Center
708 S Washington St, Grand Forks
Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-1:30 PM
Call for an appointment: 701-746-0497
Rapid antigen testing only
Cost is $50
Wall's only takes appointments for the current week.
Walls caps at 50 appointments on Saturdays, which fill up fast.
Appointments need to be cancelled with 24 hour notice.
Wall's recommends calling on Friday afternoon to see if there are cancellations for Saturday appointments.