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  • Travel Restrictions Changes for Students & Visitors Family Members

  • Amritpal

    October 4, 2020 at 11:00 am


    I have question about travel restrictions to Canada. My sister has approved study permit and my aunt has valid visitor visa for Canada. I heard there are some changes in the measures of restrictions to enter Canada. What has been changed exactly?

  • Bavneet (Admin)

    October 5, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Yes there are several changes at Canadian port of entry points to asses the public health and safety. They have issued more health safety protocols and expanded the quarantine rules. With all these changes, IRCC introduced rules to support greater family reunification, entry for compassionate reasons, and the safe and gradual entry of some international students. As per IRCC, More specifically, these processes will provide for the entry of

    • certain extended family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents, including those in an exclusive dating relationship of at least 1 year and their dependent children, as well as adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents
    • foreign nationals for compassionate reasons in specific circumstances, such as life-threatening illness, critical injury or death, with potential limited release from quarantine
    • international students, starting October 20, 2020, if they will be attending a designated learning institution that has been identified by their provincial or territorial government as having a COVID‑19 readiness plan in place

    Detailed information on who may qualify as an extended family member and the process and requirements to be eligible to travel to and enter Canada will be available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website on October 8, 2020. There will be a robust process in place for extended family members, and each traveller will need to apply for and be issued an authorization before they can travel to Canada.

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