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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Border Services Agency has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its commercial operations and is actively exploring a number of initiatives to limit physical interactions at border crossings.

At the request of the Canadian Trucking Alliance, CBSA has issued enhanced guidance on Primary Inspection Line booth interaction for truck drivers from a health and safety perspective, as well as information on limiting physical interactions at the border.

Information on safety measures the CBSA has taken, initiatives being developed, and information for carriers and drivers are provided in Annex A. LINK

In addition, CTA released a sequel to its March 2020 COVID-19 tip sheet/resource document for carriers. Included is new information on essential service designation, copies of essential service documentation letters for employees, and tips and best practices for the workplace.

You can access the document here: CTA-ResourceDoc-TruckingIndustryV2_public.

CTA will continue to update the document as more information becomes available.

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