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CBP Announces Opening of Seasonal Border Station at Ely, Minnesota

Release Date: 
April 30, 2012

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MINN.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wishes to inform the public that the Inspection Station at Ely, Minnesota will open for the summer tourist season on May 26.

Effective May 26, 2012 the hours of operation for the Inspection Stations at Ely, Minnesota will be as follows:

Ely Station 8:30 a.m. CST - 4:30 p.m. CST Seven Days A Week
(218) 365-3262 May 26, 2012 to September 8, 2012  
Ely Municipal Airport 8:30 a.m. CST - 4:30 p.m. CST Seven Days A Week
(218) 365-3262 May 26, 2012 to September 8, 2012  
Shagawa Seaplane Base 8:30 a.m. CST - 4:30 p.m. CST Seven Days A Week
(218) 365-3262 May 26, 2012 to September 8, 2012  

 

The Ely border station is located in the National Forest Service Complex in Ely, Minnesota. 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 or the Grand Portage Port of Entry. The I-68 permit allows boaters to enter the United States from Canada for recreational purposes and report their arrival to CBP from a telephone at the earliest opportunity.

The Ely, Minnesota inspection station is a seasonal facility; open during the summer tourist season, May 26 to September 8.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017