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Canada Extends Current Travel Restrictions Until June 21

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"Once again the Canadian government has extended the current travel restrictions imposed to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Canadian government had restricted international travel from all countries including the United States, a year ago for the first time."
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Published on:  Jun 26, 2021
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Once again the Canadian government has extended the current travel restrictions imposed to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The Canadian government had restricted international travel from all countries including the United States, a year ago for the first time. 

On May 18, 2021, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government may open the southern border with the US once three-quarters of the Canadian population has been vaccinated. So, it is clear that until 75% of all the people in Canada have been vaccinated, there is no end to the current travel restrictions.

Both Canada and the US are discussing the best times to reopen their borders. It will most likely depend on the number of Covid-19 cases in each country and the percentage of people who are fully vaccinated. Both countries are even considering implementing a system that will allow people to travel between the US and Canada without having to provide a negative Covid-19 test result or quarantine for 14 days.

Who Is Currently Allowed to Travel to Canada?

Even with the current restrictions on international travel, the flow of essential trade and travel has been marinated. Only nonessential travel for entertainment, tourism, or shopping has been halted. Currently, only certain individuals are allowed to travel to Canada. This includes permanent residents, Canadian citizens, and their family members.

Certain temporary foreign workers and international students attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a Covid-19 readiness plan are also exempt from these travel restrictions. Protected persons and people seeking refugee status on humanitarian and compassionate grounds are also exempt from travel restrictions.

What Is Required to Travel to Canada?

International travelers must present a negative Covid-19 test result taken at least 72 hours before their scheduled arrival in Canada. They will be required to take another test on arrival. They must quarantine in one of the government-approved hotels for at least 3 days to wait for their second Covid-19 test result. However, all travelers must have a 14-day mandatory quarantine plan.

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