Beat the Civic holiday border rush: CBSA

The Cornwall customs facility, south of the intersection of Water Street and Brookdale Avenue, in September 2014. (Photo/Federal Bridge Corp.)

CORNWALL – You’ll want to plan ahead if you’re heading state-side for the Civic Holiday weekend.

The CBSA says peak traffic volume times at the Cornwall port of entry will be between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday where the wait time could be more than 20 minutes.

The agency says you can speed up the process by making sure you have all your documentation ready, including your passport.

You’re only allowed to bring back $200 after 24 hours in the United States duty-free and $800 after 48 hours.

Also a reminder about purchases. Raw poultry, poultry products and by-products not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet foods from several states are not allowed because of an outbreak of avian flu.

You can get the list of states here.

You can also follow Cornwall border wait times on Twitter @CBSA_CWL.

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