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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Negative coronavirus test required for travellers crossing Canada-U.S. land border

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 18:26:43 +0000

Canada is extending the requirement for travellers to provide a negative COVID-19 test to land border crossers as early as Feb. 15. Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, told Canadians that the test must have been done within 72 hours, and it must be a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Travellers who come to the border […]

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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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Travellers to Canada will now need a negative COVID-19 test

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 19:24:01 +0000

Canada will now require arriving travellers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving. The test must be a PCR test, which is currently considered the most effective coronavirus test. In addition, there will be more border officials at Canada’s ports of entry to ensure those arriving understand the new rules. This is according […]

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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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Sending kids to school in Canada from the U.S. amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:54:00 +0000

U.S. parents who send their kids to school in Canada have to navigate the travel restrictions that are now in place for another month. Canada has extended border restrictions on U.S. travellers until September 21, which is weeks after classes are set to start across the country. U.S. parents are facing prolonged processing delays this […]

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How CBSA determines “essential travel” revealed in internal memo

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 27 May 2020 19:32:35 +0000

Border officers are on the frontlines enforcing Canada’s travel restrictions, but the particulars of how they determine “essential travel” for specific situations have not been made available to the public. Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) distributes internal instructions to the authorities who get the final say in who crosses the Canadian border. CIC News has […]

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Canadian government can now verify how many days immigrants and visitors stay in the country

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:42:35 +0000

Canada’s federal immigration ministry has been able to track the movements of travellers entering and leaving the country by land since February 2019. The number of days a foreign national stays in the country is relevant to applications for work permits, study permits, visitor visas, permanent residence status, and Canadian citizenship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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