Travel restrictions to Canada remain in place over long weekend

Jul 31 2020, 7:06 am

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding all travellers ahead of this long weekend that travel restrictions are still in place at all Canadian international border crossings.

The CBSA says all of these measures will remain in place until at least August 21 and “may be extended” further.

“The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada,” reads a CBSA statement.

Foreign nationals, including US citizens, will not be allowed to enter Canada for any of the following examples of travel:

  • opening or checking on a cottage or seasonal home
  • sightseeing and hiking
  • boating across the border
  • fishing or hunting
  • visiting friends or partners (outside of spouses or common-law)
  • attending a party or celebration
  • picking up a pet

The temporary restriction on all discretionary travel at the Canada-US. border put in place on March 21. Every one entering Canada, regardless of their country of origin or mode of entry, must isolate themselves for 14 days.

As of March 31, anyone arriving in Canada in any mode (air, land, marine, or rail) must provide their contact information to a border services officer when seeking entry.

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