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Canada – Border Closure Extended for Discretionary Travel

Discretionary travel, for tourism and recreations purpose, has been extended for countries other than the United States until August 31, 2020. The current discretionary travel ban from the United States has been recently extended to August 21, 2020.

There are exemptions for travel to Canada for matters of national interest, essential work, and family visits of greater than 14 days. Those travelling directly from the United States (US citizens and visa exempt nationals) may apply at the port of entry, however, their work must be considered essential. Essential services include sectors in the health, food, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, as well as among others. A full list may be found here. All other work permit applications must be submitted online. Those entering Canada should also have a 14-day quarantine plan as it applies to everyone, including Canadian citizens

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