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Will the new U.S. border levy change how you travel?

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A new border levy for Canadians flying into the U.S. could affect travel between the countries. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Planning on flying to the U.S.? Then plan on paying a little bit more for your plane ticket. 

A $5.50 border levy has been resurrected, after a trade deal between the U.S. and Colombia removed a previous exemption for travellers arriving by air or sea from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast said the Canadian government is disappointed in the return of the fee.

"Raising taxes at the border just raises costs on consumers," he said in a statement. "Canadian officials have raised concerns about the removal of this exemption at the highest level. 

Will this charge deter you from flying into the U.S.? Does the rising cost of travel, from gas prices to high taxes and hidden fees, keep you close to home?

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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