Canada extends ban on foreign travellers to July 31

Canada extends ban on foreign travellers to July 31
OTTAWA -- The Canadian government has extended the current ban on most international travellers until July 31.

The federal government first shut the border to non-Canadian citizens, with limited exceptions, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in mid-March. This ban exempted the United States, which entered into a separate agreement with Canada shortly after, that has been renewed until July 21 at least.

To protect Canadians and to ease the potential burden non-essential travellers could place on our health care system and its frontline workers, the CBSA has implemented travel restrictions across all ports of entry in all modes of transportation All travel of an optional or discretionary nature, including tourism and recreation, is covered by these measures, said CBSA spokesperson Rebecca Purdy in an email.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Top Stories
VICTORIA Canadian border agents have turned away more than 7, 500 foreigners mostly Americans trying to visit Canada for non essential purposes, including sightseeing, shopping and recreation,...
TORONTO With the Canada U.S. border closure still in effect and fewer available flights, the Canada Border Services Agency CBSA says there continues to be a significant drop...
Top Stories
TORONTO Canadian snowbirds are being asked to self isolate for 14 days to curb the spread of COVID 19 upon their re entry to Canada. In a press release issued...
Top Stories
Sweeping changes at Canada’s borders under emergency pandemic restrictions have slowed cross border traffic to an unparalleled trickle, including people claiming persecution abroad. Six asylum seekers were turned back at Canada’s...
Top Stories
The Canada Border Services Agency faced more than 100 founded complaints from travellers last year, including allegations of racism and rudeness and one instance of a woman alleging a...