Surveys & Focus Groups

Pandemic Travel Measures Along the Canada-US Border

Please take: Survey

Are you 18 years or older and did you reside in the US or Canada between March 2020 and May 2023?

Participate in a 15-minute survey on COVID-19 measures applied to U.S.-Canada travel for a chance to win one of 100 $25 gift cards! Survey available in English, French, and Spanish. 

Please find the link to the Survey here.


Poster for Focus groups

Seeking Participation: Focus Groups

 Did you travel between Canada & the US between March 2020 and May 2023?

Researchers from Pandemics and Borders and the Border Policy Research Institute are conducting a study to inform future decision-making.

Contact us for more information!




Please find the link to the English focus group consent form here.

Please find the link to the French focus group consent form here.

Please find the link to the Spanish focus group consent form here. 

BPRI Surveys

Stories from the canada-US border during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in our daily lives. Along the Canada-US border, the border closure had specific impacts on border communities: family separation, disruption of networks of care, lack of access to essential goods, job and revenue losses and others.

While some stories – or parts of stories – have been shared, others have not. This brief survey aims to collect your stories, experiences, anecdotes of life along the Canada-US border while the border was closed due to pandemic measures.

Results coming soon!