The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that starting from July 30, all Ports of Entry between the United States and Canada will collect truck drivers' personal contact information.
Drivers that cross the border are exempted from the 14-day quarantine requirement. But they are required to give personal contact info, including e-mail and phone number. Also, drivers need to report if they have any symptoms of the coronavirus disease.
The initiative is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The information will be collected once and doesn't need to be re-entered when the trucker crosses the border one more time.
Before, the program caused multiple delays and queues. The Ontario Trucking Association reported that the problem occurred when the system was introduced earlier this month.
To avoid queues, truckers can enter the required data before reaching the border via ArriveCAN – the government's application. This action will reduce the need for border guards to enter data on primary inspection lines.
The app will only collect contact information and self-reported symptoms.