Stanley's Blog

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Border crossing tips

Some more helpful tips for crossing the border. When you are entering the quarantine address for Stanley’s Resort
100 West Arm Rd.
Vermilion Bay, ON, P0V2V0
Our postal code or zip code at the end consists of letters and Numbers which alternate. So our postal code is P- zero- V - two - V - zero. Do not use the letter “o” for the zeros, you will get an error.
Also we have had a few guests who were concerned about not getting there passports back from getting renewed before their trip. To enter Canada, a birth certificate and photo ID will be fine. Returning home, the same will work, or a photocopy of old passports will help as well.

Just a quick reminder if you are going get your COVID test for crossing the border, make sure you get a PCR test. Do not get an antigen test. This is not accepted.

There is a pop up testing center in international falls, MN. now.
Quick Results LLC
1229 3rd st. Suite 101
International Falls, MN. 56649

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Border crossing, Yay!!

 We have had several US guests arrive into camp. Horray!! The overall border crossing sentiment has been that it is a relatively easy process and not to worry about it or be anxious. Following the directions on the ArriveCan app was straight forward and clear. We have received a couple of tips to follow.

Make sure you have the updated version of the app. If you have a paper copy of vaccination and COVID test bring them with, as if there is a problem with the upload into the ArriveCan app, then you can just hand them a copy.
My brother who was travelling up had his COVID test sample lost by the testing site. He swung through the airport at Minneapolis and was able to get an instant PCR test and continue on up to border.
The quarantine plan ends up being that you need to enter a physical address to quarantine in the ArriveCan app. For this you will enter our address of:
100 West Arm Rd, Vermilion Bay, ON. P0V 2V0
The long lines at the border were just the initial wave of guests and property owners crossing. By the afternoon people were driving right up to the crossing with no wait. Even if you cross on a Saturday which is a normal busy time, I would not anticipate a longer than normal wait time.
When you do pull up to the border agent, make sure everyone is masked, hand them your passports, and your ArriveCan information automatically gets pulled up. Pretty slick.