In a bid to limit the spread of COVID-19, Canada on Thursday extends the restrictions on non-essential travel from all countries including the US for another 30 days.
Now the restrictions between Canada and other will be in placed until 21st June 2021.
“Update on the Canada-US border: To protect your health and limit the spread of COVID-19, we’re extending the measures currently in place by another 30 days. Non-essential travel between our two countries remains restricted until June 21st,” Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada said in a Tweet.
Update on the Canada-US border: To protect your health and limit the spread of COVID-19, we’re extending the measures currently in place by another 30 days. Non-essential travel between our two countries remains restricted until June 21st.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 20, 2021Advertisement
It is worth mentioning that the Canadian border closed for non-essential travel more than one year ago. For the first time since an end to the travel, restrictions are insight.
However, the border will remain open for essential travel throughout the pandemic in a bid to avoid disrupting the flow of food, medical supplies, and other crucial goods between the two countries.
Who can travel to Canada?
Canada is still maintaining the flow of essential trade and travel. The travel restrictions are only in place for non-essential travel, such as for entertainment, shopping, or tourism.
At the moment, certain individuals are exempt from travel restrictions. This includes Canadians, permanent residents, and their family members.
In addition, certain temporary foreign workers, as well as international students attending a learning institution with a COVID-19 readiness plan are also exempt.
Protected persons and those who wish to come to Canada for a compassionate reason may also be exempt.
Travel Requirements For Canada
Travelers coming to Canada are required to show a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before arriving in Canada.
They will also need to take another test when they arrive. Travelers will have to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for three days until their results come out.
Anyone coming to Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days. The three-day hotel stay can count towards your 14-day requirement. Compassionate travelers may apply to be released early from quarantine to attend a funeral, or to care for a loved one.