Travelers should expect delays at ports of entry on the U.S.-Canada border Sept. 2-5 due to the Labor Day weekend. The holiday is celebrated in both countries.

Travelers are advised to cross the border as early as possible and consider entry routes that are less popular. For advisories and wait times at border crossings, travelers may use the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Wait Times tool or check the Canada Border Services Agency wait times website.

Travelers enrolled in Trusted Traveler programs, including NEXUS, SENTRI and Global Entry, can take advantage of expedited processing at ports of entry. While enrollment in these programs takes several months and cannot be obtained prior to the holiday, travelers should consider applying at the Global Online Enrollment System’s registration page to expedite future travel.

BAL Analysis: Travelers crossing the U.S.-Canada border over the Labor Day weekend should expect delays due to high traffic volume.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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