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Nov 8, 2021   |  

Explore Big Sky: Canadian-U.S. border open to vaccinated travelers

By: Tucker Harris

The Canadian-U.S. border opened today to vaccinated travelers entering by land and ferry for the first time since closing during the pandemic. Land and ferry travelers will not be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test, but must be vaccinated. Air travelers will still be required to show proof of a negative test.

The U.S. first imposed travel restrictions in January 2020 beginning with travelers coming from China, later extending the restrictions to dozens of other countries with no plan on when they would be lifted.

Montana Sens. Steve Daines and Jon Tester have pushed President Joe Biden to open the border since the spring, arguing that cross-border trade and travel is critical to the state.

"The closure of the northern border has hurt Montana businesses and families for far too long, and I'm glad to see the Biden Administration answering my calls to reopen the border to vaccinated Canadians," Tester wrote in a statement today.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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