Beat the Civic holiday border rush: CBSA

PRESCOTT – You’ll want to plan ahead if you’re heading state-side for the Civic Holiday weekend.

The CBSA says peak traffic volume times at the Thousand Islands Bridge will be for three hours starting at noon on Saturday and from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Monday where you could be waiting over a half hour.

Down at Prescott, the peak travel volumes will be noon until 9 p.m. on Monday where the wait time may exceed 30 minutes, says the CBSA.

The agency says you can speed up the process by making sure you have all your documentation ready, including your passport.

You’re only allowed to bring back $200 after 24 hours in the United States duty-free and $800 after 48 hours.

Also, a reminder about purchases. Raw poultry, poultry products and by-products not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet foods from several states are not allowed because of an outbreak of avian flu.

You can get the list of states here.

You can also follow Lansdowne (Thousand Islands Bridge) wait times on Twitter @CBSA_TIB and the Prescott wait times @CBSA_PCT.

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