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Border Patrol Continues Limited Hours At Northern Ports Of Entry

May 21, 2020
Originally published on May 21, 2020 6:02 pm

“Essential only” travel between the United States and Canada is keeping the hours of operations reduced at six ports of entry in Montana and one in Idaho.

On Thursday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the U.S. and Canada have signed an agreement extending “essential only” travel restrictions through at least Jun. 22 or until current travel restrictions are lifted.

Limited hours will remain in effect for ports of entry at the affected ports of entry. In Montana this includes Raymond, Opheim , Morgan, Turner, Del Bonita and Piegan in Montana, and Porthill in Idaho.

CBP will continue to operate the port of Wild Horse north of Havre in its winter hours, seven days a week. The opening of the seasonal port of Chief Mountain between Glacier National Park and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park has been delayed until travel restrictions are lifted.

Cross border travel between Montana and Canada has significantly declined since “essential only” travel restrictions were first imposed on Mar. 21 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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