Canada to ease travel restrictions for select travelers

Canada to give exemptions to more types of foreign travelers

Canada to ease travel restrictions for select travelers

Canada just made another impressive step into ensuring that when it comes to immigration Canada has the best plans to offer at the right time. Now, Canada’s ministers responsible for Canada immigration, health, and public safety have announced that travel restrictions will be eased for study permit holders, family members, and travelers coming to Canada for compassionate reasons.

For holders of Canada student visa

From October 20, 2020, international students who joined a Canadian DLI could enter the country. For this, the DLI must have a COVID-19 readiness plan that’s been inspected by the respective territory or province where it’s located.

DLI could be colleges, universities, or any other educational institution with the government’s approval to enroll international students.

For family members

The extended family members of Canadian citizens and PRs could enter Canada from October 8, 2020. These include people maintaining long-term relations with the Canadian resident or citizen, siblings, adult children, dependent children, and grandparents. The extended family members must apply for authorization before they can enter Canada.

Canada had already exempted the following immediate family members:

  • common-law partners or spouses
  • guardians or tutors
  • parents and step-parents (including in-laws)
  • dependent children
  • dependent children of dependent children

For travelers on compassionate grounds

Foreign travelers are allowed to apply to enter Canada for compassionate reasons like attending a funeral.

In every case, the traveler is required to undergo the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

IRCC will release the details of this new rule on its website on October 8, 2020.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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DLI – Designated Learning Institution

PR – Permanent Resident

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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