Canada Border Services Agency extended the entry ban by a month that was set to expire on June 30th.
Most foreign visitors are now not allowed to enter through July 31, 2020, and a 14-day quarantine requirement for those that do, including Canadian citizens, is extended until August 31.
Here’s an excerpt from the CBC (access their piece here):
The order, which was set to expire tonight, “has been extended until July 31 for public health reasons,” Rebecca Purdy, spokesperson for the Canada Border Services Agency, said in a statement to CBC News.
The order — one of a set of extraordinary new measures introduced on March 16 to stop the spread of COVID-19 — bans most foreign nationals from entering Canada if they arrive from a foreign country other than the U.S. (There are limited exceptions for air crew, diplomats and immediate family members of citizens. Some seasonal workers, caregivers and international students are also exempt.)
Officials confirm the government will maintain the order barring foreign nationals from entering Canada at this time, instead of modifying the order to reopen the border to certain countries — those with low infection rates or those allowing Canadian tourists to visit, for example.
Most arrivals from the US (excluding Canadian citizens) are currently banned until July 21, 2020. Canadians, however, can freely travel to the US if they do it by air and then quarantine for 14-days when returning home.
Canadians are welcomed to the European Union and Schengen as of today (read more here) without quarantine requirements (up to each country – check the conditions). Let’s see how long it takes for Canada to reciprocate.