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Navigating the USA-Canada Border: Tips and Important Information


Here are some important things to keep in mind before crossing the Niagara Falls, New York border:


1. Identification:

Ensure you have the necessary identification documents like a valid passport or enhanced driver's license.


2. Border Crossing Hours:

Get acquainted with the border crossing hours, as they can vary based on the time of year and specific crossing point.


3. Traffic Conditions:

Check the traffic conditions before crossing, particularly during peak travel times, to avoid unnecessary delays.


4. Bridge Costs:

There is a toll to cross the border. Please take this into consideration before crossing!


4. Duty-Free Shopping:

Take note of the duty-free shops near the border that offer tax-free shopping opportunities if that interests you.


5. Currency Exchange:

Consider exchanging your currency to US dollars beforehand for convenience and cost-effectiveness.


6. Prohibited Items:

Be aware of the items that cannot be brought across the border, such as certain foods, firearms, and drugs. Complying with customs regulations is crucial to avoid legal issues.


Remember to follow the instructions of border officials, be prepared for potential delays or security checks, and most importantly, enjoy your trip to Niagara Falls!


CONTACT BRIDGE COMMISSION: LAND LINES

US - PHONE: 1-716-285-6322

US - FAX: 1-716-282-3292

CANADA PHONE: 1-905-354-5641

CANADA FAX: 1-905-353-6644


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