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Travel Requirements & Check-In

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Travel Requirements

Travel Requirements

ID & Travel Requirements

All guests traveling on The CAT must have the following available for check-in at the ferry terminal and be ready to show our agents as part of the check-in process.

One of the following travel documents:

  • A Passport (required for air travel)
  • Passport Card
  • Enhanced Driver’s License or an Enhanced ID Card (EDL/ID) applicable to select states/provinces only (MI, MN, NY, VT, WA; ON, BC, MB)
  • If you are not a United States or Canadian born citizen, you will be required to have a passport and possibly a Visa
  • Please note that NEXUS is not available on this route

Entering Canada & The United States

Entering Canada

As of October 1, 2022, all federal border testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements have ended. For more information, please refer to the Government of Canada Travel website.

Entering The United States

Travellers originating in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, for travel to Bar Harbor, Maine, must review this U.S. travel restrictions page.

Effective May 12, 2023, the United States will no longer require non-U.S. travellers entering the country to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination.

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Check-In & Boarding

Don’t Miss the Boat

Learn how you won’t miss the boat, review our check-in procedure for The CAT high-speed ferry.

Check-In Time

All passengers, including walk-on, must check-in at least 60 minutes prior to the schedule departure time. If not checked in 60 minutes prior, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation. Please note all members of your travel party must be present for check-in procedures.

Yarmouth Departures

All passengers, including walk-ons, must be checked in by 8:30am local time on the day of travel.

Bar Harbor Departures

For Bar Harbor departures, customers may also check-in the evening prior to travel between 3:00PM and 5:00PM local time or on the morning of travel between 8:00AM and 11:00AM and receive an express pass for boarding. Express pass holders should not arrive for loading prior to 1:30PM.