Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Smooth Sailing At Quebec Border

File photo: A United States customs agent hands a motorist information on the types of identification documents needed to cross the border from Canada. New rules go into effect starting June 1. Photograph by: Bill Pugliano, Getty Images

From The Montreal Gazette:

First day of new entry regulations to U.S.

On Day One of new regulations requiring passports or other approved identification when entering the United States by land and sea, it was smooth sailing at Quebec's busiest border crossing.

There were 10-minute waits in the morning at the Champlain/Lacolle checkpoint for southbound travellers, with four of 10 available lanes open, and no wait at all by midafternoon.

"We've had very few problems," assistant U.S. port director Steve Bronson said. "Canadians are great with passports. It's part of the culture."

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