But Rienas said he was concerned that travelers would arrive at the border without filling in the information on the ArriveCAN app – which could slow down traffic at the border and force quarantine travelers.
“For the most part, except for people who often travel across the border, ArriveCAN is a foreign term for Americans,” he said. “They do not know what it is.”
Those who have crossed the border recently do so, however, and they were thrilled that Canada was removing what many saw as the biggest obstacle to crossing, ever since Canada reopened its border for unnecessary travel in August. last year after a 17-month shutdown.
“This is good news and it will definitely help all kinds of people, families and businesses,” said Deborah Williams of Colden, a senior member of a group called Families are essential it has been pushing to remove the Covid-19 protocols at the border.
“This will be a normal summer after two long, long, not-very-normal summers,” said Anthony H. Gioia, one of the significant numbers of residents in the Buffalo area with a cottage in Canada that has largely been banned since. the start of the pandemic. “And it’s definitely better for Canada because they want to be the recipients of this financially.”