Canada border closure extended

As Canada’s most populous provinces are batting the second wave of COVID-19 infections, the federal government has announced that international travel restrictions will be extended by another month.

Travel restriction exemptions

Immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
A foreign national who is an immediate family member of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident is exempt from the travel restrictions and permitted to travel to Canada if they have the required travel documents. The immediate family members must show that they’re coming to Canada for non-discretion.

Family reunification
The Orders also exempt foreign nationals whose travel to Canada is authorized in writing by an officer designated under subsection A6(1) or by a Global Affairs Canada (GAC) consular officer for the purpose of reuniting immediate family members. The expanded definition of immediate family member describe…

International students
The Orders exempt foreign nationals who held a valid Canadian study permit or were issued a letter of invitation dated on or before March 18, 2020, the date on which the first interim order came into force. These international students were already enrolled at a designated learning institution (DLI) in Canada