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Typically more than 40,000 commuters, tourists and truck drivers carrying $323 million worth of goods cross the Windsor-Detroit border each day.


Entry testing is not required for fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada. Random testing may occur when entering the country.

Note the ArriveCAN app must be utilized for ANY and ALL visitors or residents entering Canada through either the Ambassador Bridge or Windsor-Detroit Tunnel. For more details click here.

Visitors who don’t qualify as fully vaccinated will only be allowed to enter in specific circumstances. Find out if you can enter Canada

covid -19 information

Click for details on how the pandemic is affecting your travel and experience in Windsor Essex.

All Residents When Entering Canada

Any and all travelers coming to Canada regardless of their resident status must submit their mandatory information in ArriveCAN (a free app or website) including their digital proof of vaccination and a quarantine plan within 72 hours before arriving in Canada. For more information, visit

  • If you’re using the ArriveCAN App, make sure you have the most up-to-date version in the Google Play Store and the App Store for iPhone.
  • Travelers without a smartphone or without mobile data can submit their information by signing in online at

If you are a foreign national travelling for discretionary purposes and don’t submit your information through ArriveCAN, you may be denied entry into Canada.  Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons registered under the Indian Act won’t be denied entry, but you:

  • won’t be eligible for the fully vaccinated traveler exemption
  • may face additional delays at the border for public health questioning
  • may be subject to fines or enforcement action

Full details on the current measures in place for travelers entering or returning to Canada are available online at

Know Before You Go

Before you Travel

Before You Return


Border Crossings

Toll (passenger vehicle): $8.00 CDN or $6.00 U.S.

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit

Crossing into Canada, the Ambassador Bridge is your most direct link to:

  • Highway 3
  • Highway 401
  • E.C. Row Expressway

Crossing into the U.S., the Ambassador Bridge is a direct link to many major arteries/destinations, including:

  • I-96
  • I-94
  • I-75 (easy access to Southbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Shopping “duty free” means no GST, no federal tax, no manufacturing tax, no excise tax and no provincial tax. It all adds up to huge savings for you!

Toll (passenger vehicle):
$6.50 CDN or $5.00 U.S. (Detroit to Windsor)/$5.50 U.S. (Windsor to Detroit)

Note: Canada-bound traffic: Nexpress pass or Credit/Debit only.  US-bound traffic:  Nexpress pass or Credit/Debit, cash accepted until Dec 31, 2021.

For detailed information regarding toll rates, please visit

Crossing into Canada, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Windsor/Ouellette Avenue
  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
  • Windsor International Airport
  • VIA Rail

Crossing into the U.S., the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a direct link to:

  • Downtown Detroit
  • The Lodge Freeway (M-10)
  • I-75 (easy access to Northbound I-75)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport
  • Duty Free Shopping

Boat Crossing

With dozens of marinas along our 100 mile coast line, we are a great destination for day and over night boating trips. Be prepared before you set sail! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, crossing the border for recreation or tourism is currently prohibited – please see below for further details.

Passport Information

A valid passport (or other supporting documentation) is needed to cross the border between Canada and the United States.

NEXUS Program

NEXUS is designed to expedite the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travelers into Canada and the United States.


Tunnel Bus

Windsor offers an international transit system, giving you the option at affordable and easy transfers to and from the City of Detroit daily. Note: Tunnel bus service is currently suspended.

Cannabis and International Travel

In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. On June 21, 2018, the Cannabis Act received Royal Assent. This marks an important step in the process of legalizing and regulating cannabis in Canada. For more information, visit Health Canada’s Cannabis page.


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