Hello Canadians!

Welcome to the ‘Magic City’! We suggest using Minot as your central hub to discover the surrounding areas through day trips for extended stays. Whether you visit during summer or winter, Minot has something for everyone, including exciting leisure activities and shopping options. We’re thrilled to host you and invite you to experience the #MagicInMinot firsthand.

BORDER CROSSING INFORMATION:

Current Border Measures Here

As you travel over the border, remember your passport, as this is required documentation for access.  You may also obtain entry to the United States of America with a passport card, trusted travelers program cards such as NEXUS or FAST cards, or be part of the Global Entry program.

Wait times for border crossing

As Of May 12, 2023, DHS will no longer require non-U.S. travelers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination. Click HERE for more information.

DUTY-FREE EXEMPTIONS:

During your overnight stay, you may take advantage of the duty-free exemptions upon your return. There is no exception available for any stay less than 24 hours.  

  • 24-hour stay: Up to $200 CAN. Alcohol and tobacco cannot be claimed.
  • 48-hour stay: Up to $800 CAN. This includes alcohol and tobacco.
  • 7-day stay: Up to $800 CAN. This includes alcohol and tobacco.

DUTY REFUND:

Canadian residents may obtain a refund of North Dakota sales tax paid on qualifying purchases (those purchased to be used exclusively outside the state; taxable purchases must be a least $25 per receipt, and the refund request must be at least $15).  Goods consumed in North Dakota, including hotel rooms and dining, are not eligible for a refund.  To obtain a refund, complete and return the Canadian Residents Request for Sales Tax Refund Form available online on the ND Taxpayer Access Point.

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