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Bringing Rental Cars Into Canada From the U.S.

By May 24, 2012

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Transport Canada has announced that, beginning June 1, 2012, Canadian residents will be able to bring U.S. rental vehicles into Canada for non-commercial use for 30 days or less. Right now, Canadian residents aren't allowed to bring U.S. rental cars into Canada. This might not sound like a big deal, but in certain circumstances it could come in handy. If your car breaks down or if your flight is cancelled at the last minute are two situations when you might want to rent a car to get home.

Changes are also coming to eliminate taxes on these vehicles for Canadians who have been outside of Canada for at least 48 hours.

Visitors to Canada will continue to be allowed to bring rental vehicles from the United States into Canada.

Be sure to check with the rental car agency for more details and to get permission to take their rental out of the U.S.

Photo: Jeff Vinnick / Getty Images


May 31, 2012 at 8:33 am
(1) Tommy McEvilly says:

Your articles are so helpful.My Canadian wife want is to move back to Quebec and since I am a US citizen it is a worry to meet the unknown when we move and land at the border. I have much to move, costly also but do not want to be turned back also. Your articles have helped but the process some times is confusing. I will continue to follow your words and thank you for your path to helping others.

March 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm
(2) Ren Mo says:

Is a 15 seater rent a car van allowed to cross the US border from Canada? Thanks in advance for your valuable reply.

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