Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge reminds commuters to check accounts

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. ­and Ontario – With Canadian border entry requirements set to be relaxed April 1, the International Bridge Administration (IBA) wants to remind commuter customers who are resuming international crossings to check their accounts.

The government of Canada announced it will remove the pre-entry COVID-19 test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers on April 1. Details are available at the Canada Border Services website.

“We’re ready to welcome back our customers from both sides of the border,” said bridge director Peter Petainen. “We just want to remind them to make sure their accounts are in order before they cross the border.”

IBA staff urge Prox card users to check their account balances, get new cards if needed, and update credit card information for billing. They can do this on the IBA website at, or by calling 906-635-5255 or 705-942-4345, ext. 105 or 0.

Balances on unused bridge commuter Prox accounts have not changed during pandemic-related border restrictions. No maintenance fees have been charged. Prox account discounts are based on the use over the previous 30 days:

  • 0-2 crossings: 10 percent discount
  • 3-8 crossings: 20 percent discount
  • 9 or more crossings: 30 percent discount

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