Thumbs up for the last sentence. I do have family on the other side, who I hope to see soon. This trip will be by car, but I have crossed by all modes including walking. Most of my experiences with the officers on either side have been positive, or at least not too bad. But you never know, and there's the rub. Worth remembering that they are charged with a fairly impossible task. It will most likely never be as casual as it once was, pre-9/11. I'd love to see more cross-border rail connections, not fewer.Canada is a beautiful country with friendly residents and I'm still looking forward to crossing the border on a train someday in the future. Unfortunately the motivation sapping experience of dealing with Canadian border dragons was already a deterrent and now they'll be able to add fake vaccines, bogus tests, and secret infections to their repertoire of unfounded accusations. They don't seem to be nearly as aggressive with people who live near the border so I understand why some folks may think I've exaggerated prior experiences. In any case I hope those who have friends and family on the other side can be reunited soon!