SARLES, N.D. ― Due to the significant reduction in privately owned vehicle and pedestrian traffic along the northern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will temporarily change the hours of operation at the Sarles, North Dakota Port of Entry (POE). Effective July 19, Sarles POE will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The current hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.
Following the COVID-19 travel restriction imposed in March between the U.S. and Canada, cross-border travel has significantly declined. Changing the hours of operation at Sarles will allow CBP to continue to provide service to the communities as well as keeping employees safe from exposure and community spread.
Travelers conducting essential travel should adjust their schedules accordingly. Sarles POE will return to the original hours once the COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted.