Border Crossings From Canada Into NY, VT, and NH Up Tenfold – Washington Post
Recent reports from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have documented a tenfold increase in the number of Canadians making the journey across the northern border into the states of New York (NY), Vermont (VT), and New Hampshire (NH).
The CBP findings demonstrate that the number of Canadians entering the United States through the three northern states rose significantly between 2017 and 2019. The spike in travelers was largely attributed to an increasing number of visits by Canadians to the U.S. for business and leisure purposes.
According to the CBP, the overall number of travelers entering the United States from Canada through the three northern states increased from approximately 86,000 in 2017 to nearly 860,000 in 2019. In the same period, entries into NY increased from approximately 47,000 to nearly 460,000. For VT, the number of travelers more than doubled from approximately 10,000 to over 200,000. Meanwhile, the number of Canadians entering NH rose from approximately 29,000 in 2017 to just under 200,000 in 2019.
The CBP report further revealed that the majority of travelers crossing the northern border were Canadian citizens, with nearly 90 percent of those entering NY and Vermont, and approximately 95 percent of those entering NH being Canadian citizens.
The influx of Canadians into the three states has been credited to several factors, including the increasing popularity of international travel, improved border infrastructure, and the growth of the Canadian economy. In addition, many U.S. businesses have become increasingly welcoming of Canadian customers.
The CBP’s findings indicate that border crossings from Canada into NY, VT, and NH have risen tenfold in the last two years. This substantial surge in travelers has been attributed to a combination of factors, including increasing international travel, improved border infrastructure, and the growth of the Canadian economy. Furthermore, U.S. businesses have become increasingly welcoming of Canadian customers.