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Canada Immigration- Important update regarding Travel Guidelines & Quarantine Requirements

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 31, Aug 2020

abc Canadian Government is periodically assessing the current situation concerning the global pandemic. Accordingly, the government is adjusting its guidelines and instructions regarding travel and Quarantine requirements for the people traveling to Canada.

The government first took the containment measures to contain the outbreak of Covid-19 on 18th March and since then; it is constantly making changes and amendments in the existing policies and instructions as per the latest status in the country.

Update regarding Travel policy and Quarantine period

In an important announcement, the Canadian government has extended the ongoing travel restrictions until the end of September, i.e. 30th September 2020. It is the third time the government has extended the travel restrictions, after reviewing the status.

Moreover, the mandatory self-quarantine period of 14 days (for the foreign travellers to Canada) will also stay until the end of September. Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair has confirmed this latest update via his recent tweet.

Also read- Key reasons to apply for Canada PR despite Covid-19

Exceptions to Travel Restrictions

Here are few exceptions to the ongoing travel restrictions:
  • Canadian Permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • A few people who have been approved for Canada PR visa
  • A few temporary foreign workers
  • A few international students, etc.

(Note: The travel exceptions mentioned above are subject to update periodically. To confirm the latest updates you may refer to the IRCC official website or send us your queries at info@visasavenue.com.)

Looking at the gradual improvement in the status and thinks getting back to normalcy, we may expect the travel restrictions to end soon.

Canada is accepting the immigration applications

Despite imposing, the temporary travel because of Covid-19, at no point in last few months, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has stopped accepting the new immigration applications from the applicants.

Express Entry- the popular immigration system of Canada has invited record 65, 750 candidates until the last EE draw held on 20th August 2020. Moreover, the various Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) of Canada are also holding the regular draws and inviting the applicants.

If you wish to confirm latest Canada immigration news and updates or want to apply permanent residency in Canada, you may call us on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can email your queries to info@visasavenue.com.


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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.

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