Canada has decided to extend the travel restrictions for incoming foreign travelers because the coronavirus situation still has not resolved itself in many parts of the world. Foreign travelers will have to wait yet another month since the coronavirus is still posing a significant risk to public safety. Canada wants to protect its own citizens and prevent the virus from flaring up in the country all over again.
The country is going to extend the travel restrictions along with the mandatory quarantine requirements until the end of September. If you are planning to travel to Canada, then you will have to hold off until September 30.
This was the third time that Canada extended the travel restrictions that were initially implemented from March 18 until June 30. For now, the federal government is monitoring the coronavirus situation on a monthly basis and taking decisions accordingly.
The mandatory quarantine order has been in effect since March, and it is slated to continue for another month. The travelers who are exempted from the restrictions and can travel to Canada will have to self-isolate for two weeks.
Who can come in Canada?
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the following groups of people do not have to abide by the restrictions.
- Canadian citizens;
- Permanent residents;
- Certain people who have gained Canadian permanent residence;
- Certain temporary foreign workers;
- Certain international students;
- Immediate family members of permanent residents and Canadian citizens;
Canada is still welcoming immigrants who will be able to support the labor market. Immigrants will be a key asset for Canada when it comes to economic recovery after the pandemic. In fact, the country recently introduced a pathway for asylum-seekers in the healthcare industry so they can get permanent residence.