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COVID-19 Requirements

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Entering the United States

International travelers, including Canadian citizens, will need proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please have your vaccination card or a photo of it ready in the event you are asked to show it.

US citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents do not need to provide proof of vaccination upon entry back into the US.

Please visit the US Homeland Security website for more information.

NEW! Entering Canada Effective October 1, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to:
- Submit public health information through the ArriveCAN app or website
- Provide proof of vaccination
- Undergo pre- or on-arrival testing
- Carry out COVID-19-related quarantine or isolation
- Monitor and report if they develop signs or symptoms of COVID-19 upon arriving to Canada

You will only need a valid passport (or other valid travel document) to enter Canada. Please visit the Government of Canada's website for more information.

Planning Your Trip

Plan ahead and ensure you have met the requirements of entering the United States or Canada.

Who can travel into Canada?

Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, self-isolate or quarantine, undergo any type of testing, monitor or report symptoms of COVID-19, and fill out the ArriveCAN app or website.

Who can travel into the US?

As of November 8, fully vaccinated travelers can enter US via land/marine border.

What steps do I need to take before entering Canada?

Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, self-isolate or quarantine, undergo any type of testing, monitor or report symptoms of COVID-19, and fill out the ArriveCAN app or website.

What information do I need to enter into ArriveCAN?

Effective until September 30, 2022, you will be asked to provide the following information. Please fill out ArriveCAN within 72 hours before entering Canada and prior to arriving at our Port Angeles terminal:
- The date and time of day you plan to enter Canada.
- Crossing choice is "Marine" (not "air" or "land").
- The port of entry (please input "Victoria (Operations)" or one of the following if "Victoria" is not an option: "Blackball Terminal" or "Belleville Terminal").
- Travelers in your party.
- Contact information.
- Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including the dates. Booster shots are not required.
- Departure time from Port Angeles and arrival time in Victoria (please note: sailing times change throughout the year):
8:20am sailing arrives in Victoria at 9:50am
12:45pm sailing arrives in Victoria at 2:15pm
2:00pm sailing arrives in Victoria at 3:30pm
5:15pm sailing arrives in Victoria at 6:45pm
9:30pm sailing arrives in Victoria at 11:00pm
- Quarantine question: Choose "Other" (description: "Ferry Terminal", address "430 Belleville Street")

Can my unvaccinated child (age 5-11) travel to Canada

Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, self-isolate or quarantine, undergo any type of testing, monitor or report symptoms of COVID-19, and fill out the ArriveCAN app or website.

Can my unvaccinated youth (age 12-17) travel to Canada?

Effective October 1, 2022, all travelers entering Canada, regardless of citizenship, will no longer have to provide proof of vaccination, self-isolate or quarantine, undergo any type of testing, monitor or report symptoms of COVID-19, and fill out the ArriveCAN app or website.

Do I need COVID-19 test to return to the US via marine border?

Non-essential travelers to the US by land or sea aren't required to get tested for COVID-19, however, proof of vaccination may be required if selected for random screening.

Where do I get a PCR test within 72 hours?

Jim's Pharmacy
424 E 2nd St Port Angeles, WA
360.452.4200
Cost: $175 USD

Notes:
- PCR Testing ONLINE Appointments – jimsrx.com, COVID Banner, Rapid PCR Test, Setup Appointment
- Email results (as soon as available) – paper/printed available end of business day (for those who don’t have email or want paper)
- Once you have completed the online form and set an appointment, you can go through the drive thru to provide payment, pull in front and get tested

For more information, please visit their website.


North Star Clinic
2120 Lawrence St Pt Townsend, WA
360.344.8146
Cost: $175 USD

For more information, please visit their website.


SeaTac Airport
PCR tests can be done at baggage claim (called Express Check)
Cost: $200 USD for the NAATS test and $250 USD for the PCR

For more information, please visit their website.


Victoria International Airport Testing Facility
Located adjacent to the departure terminal (called Connectus Global)
Cost: From $175 CAD

For more information, please visit their website.

Day of Travel & Onboard Safety

Our travelers' safety is of the utmost importance. Please follow the guidelines in place to ensure a safe travel experience for our travelers and crew.

Do I need to wear a mask?
No, masks are no longer required in our terminals, or onboard the ship.
Is physical distancing still required?

No. However, careful social contact is recommended for your health and safety. Please be respectful of others and provide space when possible.

What other safety measures are in place?

To ensure the health and safety of everyone, additional protective measures and operational assurance have been initiated:
- Frequent cleaning and sanitizing during and between sailings.
- Hand sanitizing stations throughout the terminal and onboard.
- Plexiglass barriers.

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