Canada extends international travel restrictions further
Canada extended its travel restrictions for travellers from the United States as well as internationally.
Canada has extended travel restrictions for travellers coming from the United States (U.S.) until March 21, 2021. As well, travel restrictions for non-U.S. international travellers are extended until April 21, 2021.
Non-essential travel restrictions between Canada and the U.S. have been continually extended throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the travel restrictions are in place until March 21. The continuous decision to extend the travel restrictions are based on the best public health advice available to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Travellers from countries outside of the U.S. have restrictions in place until April 21.
These new announcements came on Friday as the new variants of COVID-19 are appearing throughout Canada. The extensions are no longer aligned with the Public Safety Canada’s previous policy to line up the dates for U.S. and non-U.S. travel restrictions. The policy was to ensure that keeping the U.S. and non-U.S. travel restrictions aligned allowed clear communication as the news and updates tend to change frequently.
However, as there are new strains of COVID-19 showing up around the world, the Canadian government want to limit the possible exposure of the strains coming to Canada.
Canada requires all travellers arriving in Canada to quarantine for fourteen (14) days with no contact with anyone else. Air travellers are to be spending at least three (3) days in a government-approved hotel by the four (4) airports in Canada receiving international flights. International flights are only arriving in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.