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TRUSTED TRAVELLERS HAVE RULES – DON’T BREAK THEM!
Travel Insurance Alert!
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TRAVEL
ADVICE AND ADVISORIES
Canada’s travel advice and advisories pages provide
Canadians travelling and living abroad with official
Government of Canada information and advice
regarding situations that may affect their safety and
well-being. Select your destination online to view
regularly updated information about its security,
entry and exit requirements, health conditions,
local laws and culture, natural disasters and climate,
and how to find help when you are there.
No matter where in the world you intend to travel,
make sure that you check your destination coun-
try’s travel advice and advisories page twice: once
when you are planning your trip, and again shortly
before you leave.
If the region or the country
which you will be visiting becomes subject to a
travel advisory, your travel health insurance or
your trip cancellation insurancemay be affected
You are solely responsible for your travel decisions.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:
Alcoholic beverage limits
(While bottle sizes vary, the amounts listed are fixed.)
Up to1.5 litres
Up to53 fluid ounces
Two 750 ml bottles of wine
Up to1.14 litres
Up to 40 fluid ounces
One large standard bottle of liquor
Beer or Ale
Up to8.5 litres
Up to 287 fluid ounces Approximately 24 cans or bottles (355 ml each) of beer or ale
You are allowed to import only one of the amounts listed in the table free of duty and taxes, as part of your personal exemption.
Traveller personal exemption limits effective June 1, 2012
Personal exemptions do not apply to same-day cross-border shoppers.
Up to CAN$200
– Alcohol and tobacco cannot be claimed. Goods must
be in your possession at time of entry to Canada. If the value of the
goods that you have purchased abroad exceeds $200 after a 24-hour
absence, duty and taxes are applicable on the entire amount of the
Up to CAN$800
– May include alcohol and tobacco products within the
prescribed limits set by provincial or territorial authorities. Goods must
be in your possession at time of entry to Canada. Travellers absent for
periods of 48 hours or longer will have the applicable exemption level
credited against the total value of goods.
Up to CAN$800
– May include alcohol and tobacco products within
the prescribed limits set by provincial or territorial authorities. For the
seven-day exemption, goods may be in your possession at time of entry
to Canada, but are also permitted to follow entry to Canada (such as via
courier, mail or delivery agency), except alcohol and tobacco products,
which must be in your possession. All of the goods will qualify for duty-
and tax-free entry if they are declared at the initial return to Canada.
Tobacco product limits
200 grams of manufactured tobacco
200 tobacco sticks
If you bring in more than your personal exemption,
you will have to pay regular assessments on the
excess amount. These regular assessments can
include duty and taxes, as well as provincial or
territorial fees. When they calculate the amounts
owing, border services officers will give an
allowance for products that have an excise stamp
“DUTY PAID CANADA DROIT ACQUITTÉ.”
Youmust closely adhere to the program requirements as a Global Trusted Traveller.
Any violation of law or regulation may lead to the revocation of your program
participation and could result in the issuance of a penalty, seizure action or
criminal prosecution. Please periodically review the program requirements and
follow the rules closely.
If you have a NEXUS Card and you intend to import items that fall outside of
the exemptions allowed as a traveller, you should NOT use the NEXUS line to
enter a foreign country or re-enter Canada. If you do not comply with the rules
of basic traveller exemptions or are carrying commercial goods, use the standard
border-crossing lineup and declare the items that you are importing or exporting
– DO NOT USE THE “GOES” or “NEXUS” kiosks or lanes.
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