Canada extends travel restrictions until November 30

Author: Swift Connect |

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Canada extends the travel restrictions for non-essential travelers until November 30. The border is closed to foreign travelers who are coming to Canada for a non-essential reason such as recreation, tourism, or entertainment. This is the fifth time Canada is extending its border closure for nonessential travelers. 

On October 30, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the Government has extended the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all non-US travellers, unless their travel is for non-discretionary reasons, to November 30, 2020.

Due to the beginning COVID-19, immigrants who are traveling to Canada are affected severely. The major purpose of this restriction is to balance the decline in immigration to Canada caused by COVID-19. 

Some people are exempt from travel restrictions, such as:

  • Canadian citizens (including dual citizens) or permanent residents;
  • certain people who have been approved for Canadian permanent residence;
  • certain temporary foreign workers;
  • certain international students;
  • protected persons;
  • immediate family members of Canadians;
  • extended family members of Canadians;
  • people coming to Canada for compassionate reasons; or
  • anyone else who falls under the exemptions listed on the government’s webpage.