ArriveCan

Border-City Mayors Ask Government to Scrap ArriveCan App

According to a CTV News report, a coalition of Chambers of Commerce representing border communities is calling on the federal government to scrap the ArriveCan app requirements for travelers crossing the border. A Statistics Canada report shows U.S. visits through land ports are still down significantly across the country. The border-city mayors are therefore also asking...

Feds Quietly Allowing ArriveCAN App Exemptions at the Border

Feds Quietly Relax ArriveCAN App Requirements at the Border The federal government quietly implemented a one-time ArriveCAN exception for travellers crossing into Canada by land — reports The National Post. Every individual coming into Canada is required to provide their personal and vaccination information on the ArriveCAN app for their border crossing to be processed....

ArriveCAN App Possibly Violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Experts

Some privacy and data experts think the ArriveCAN app may be violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — reports Global News. According to critics, the ArriveCAN app may have infringed upon Canadians' constitutional right to move freely when it sent erroneous quarantine orders to fully-vaccinated travellers last month. Ottawa previously admitted that the ArriveCAN app sent...

ArriveCAN App Declaration Feature Expanding to 7 More Airports

In late June, the ArriveCAN mobile app gained the Advance CBSA Declaration optional feature that was previously only available on the web. Now, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says the feature is expanding to more airports across the country, "to deliver a better and faster experience for travellers without compromising the safety and security of...

Federal Privacy Commissioner Launches Investigation into ArriveCAN App

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched an investigation into the ArriveCAN app after a recent complaint raised concerns against it — reports Global News. "Our office has received and is currently investigating a complaint that raises concerns with respect to the collection of personal information through ArriveCAN and subsequent use of that information," the...

Ottawa Admits ArriveCAN App Sent Quarantine Alerts by Mistake

The federal government has admitted that the ArriveCAN app erroneously sent out quarantine notifications to travellers early last week even though they were fully vaccinated and showed no signs of COVID-19 upon crossing into Canada — reports Global News. Ottawa claims the notifications were the result of a "technical glitch" with the app that has...

ArriveCAN App Might Destroy a 100-Year-Old Ontario Golf Club: Report

According to a report from the National Post, the federal government's ArriveCAN app might end up putting the Grenadier Island Country Club in Ontario’s Thousand Islands out of business. The golf club has been operating for almost 100 years now. However, its American members aren't all that enthusiastic about making the trip down from Alexandria...

ArriveCAN App Telling Some Vaccinated Travellers to Quarantine for No Reason

Another wave of fully-vaccinated travellers are being ordered to quarantine by the ArriveCAN app upon re-entry into Canada, despite not testing positive for COVID-19 or showing any symptoms — reports The National Post. David Crouch, a resident of Ridgeway, Ontario, who has received all his COVID shots, was able to drive back into Canada just fine...

MP Chris Bittle Downplays ArriveCAN App Concerns

St. Catharines MP Chris Bittle has said that even though there are “genuine concerns” about the impact the ArriveCAN app is having on Niagara’s tourism industry, the cost of gasoline and inflation are likely having a bigger impact on the flow of visitors (via The Standard). “It does lead to problems because when people show...

ArriveCan App Remains Cause of Border Delays, Says Union Head

Travel chaos continues in Canada at airports and other points of entry, as volumes have surged after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Canadian airports such as Pearson International in Toronto are seeing unprecedented delays, due to a lack of staff and the required ArriveCan app for entering the country. While we’ve heard of calls for...

ArriveCAN Mobile App to Get Declaration Feature to Lower Wait Times, Say Feds

With a surge in travel after the end of most COVID-19 mandates, Canada’s airports and passport offices are busier than ever before, with the federal government unable to keep up with the increased demand. Late last week, the Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, along with senior officials from Transport Canada, the Canadian Air Transport Security...