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CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Ely, Minn

Release Date: 
April 25, 2011

International Falls, Minn. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the inspection station at Ely, Minn., will open for the summer tourist season on May 28.

Effective May 28, the hours of operation for the inspection stations at Ely will be as follows:

Ely Station
(218)365-3262
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
CST May 28 to Sept. 11
Seven Days A Week
Ely Municipal Airport
(218) 365-3262
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST
May 28 to Sept. 11
Seven Days A Week
Shagawa Seaplane Base
(218)365-3262
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST
May 28 to Sept. 11
Seven Days A Week

The Ely border station is located in the National Forest Service Complex in Ely. This border station serves individuals arrving from Canada via the Boundary Water Canoe Area. There are no roads into or out of Canada in this remote wilderness area. All travel into and from Canada is by non motorized small boat, canoe, kayak, and aircraft.

Applications for the I-68 permit can be made in person at the Ely border station during normal business hours. The I68 permit allows boaters to enter the U.S. from Canada for recreational purposes and report their arrival to CBP from a telephone at the earliest opportunity.

The Ely inspection station is a seasonal facility that is open during the summer tourist season, May 28 to Sept. 11.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017