IRCC tweets to deny reports on changes in visa validity

False news on Canada visa

In the wake of the pandemic COVID-19, carriers of fake news have been going rampant all over the media. Were you going ahead with your Canada immigration plans? Did you suddenly read that Canada is canceling all its visas? Worry not! There’s no need to panic.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has refuted misleading reports. The report said that changes have been made to Canada’s visa policies in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This included that all existing visas except diplomatic visas are canceled.

The false report was immediately countered and put to rest by IRCC. In a tweet, IRCC gave a statement which clarified that

  • There’s misinformation doing rounds on Government of Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • There are false messages about changes announced on the validity of Canada visa
  • Official information on Canada’s COVID response is available at

It’s a clear trend that fake news and false flags are so easy to spread panic and confusion amongst people. But updates from the official websites and sources can lead you in the right direction. That’s why IRCC encourages people to visit the official page. This gives updated and truthful information.

According to the official info, Canada’s COVID-19 response activity includes:

  • Measures that are taken to respond to the outbreak
  • Fresh investments made to limit the spread of the virus in Canada
  • Measures that are taken to prepare for the potential impacts of the virus spread

The Government of Canada is continually assessing travel risks for Canadians. Travelers from Canada are recommended to avoid traveling to specific destinations. Canada has also advised travelers to leave by available commercial means from affected places.

Those who return to Canada will be inquired about their health and travel history. Canada has implemented this and many more measures at the airports of:

  • Vancouver International Airport
  • Toronto-Pearson International Airport
  • Calgary International Airport
  • Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
  • Winnipeg Richardson International Airport
  • Edmonton International Airport
  • Ottawa International Airport
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

The measures taken to prevent the spread of the virus are effective in

  • Identifying ill travelers coming back to Canada
  • Raising awareness among travelers. They will be told of the steps they should follow if they fall sick

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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