Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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More essential workers may be allowed across border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 09:00:21 +0000

The Canadian federal government is looking to consider more occupations as “essential work” in an effort to allow more workers to travel across the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister. “We are specifically talking about different groups that would be potentially considered to be essential workers, that […]

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Canada’s COVID-19 test requirements on incoming travellers

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:11:50 +0000

Canada has required all incoming international travellers over age five to take a COVID-19 test since February 22. Proof of having a vaccine does not exempt travellers from the test requirement at this time. Generally speaking, travellers need to show a test that has been taken within 72 hours of entry at the border, or […]

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Man sentenced for forging documents to enter Canada illegally

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:00:25 +0000

An American citizen has plead guilty for misrepresentation at the Canada-U.S. border. The man had stated that he was seeking entry in order to carry out essential work, when in reality, he wanted to visit his girlfriend who lives in Canada. The man, Lyell Sullivan Buttermore, looked to enter Canada through the Lansdowne port of […]

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Canada releases new details on how traveller information is collected at the border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:13 +0000

Canada recently released more details on what information border officers collect from travellers, who can access the information, and more on data protection and rules for disclosure. Canada’s Entry/Exit Program allows the border to collect basic traveller information and share it with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The immigration department uses the information to […]

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