Canada’s Coronavirus International Travel Restrictions Extended to End of September

September 1, 2020

By Toronto Star |

Canada’s international travel restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic have been extended until the end of September.

The decision to extend the restrictions until September 30 was announced Friday on Twitter by Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

It means the restrictions will now be in place for at least six months, after initially being imposed in March.

“Our government is extending the existing restrictions on international travel to Canada by one month – until September 30, 2020 – to limit the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in our communities,” Blair said on Twitter.

The restrictions cover travellers arriving from a foreign country other than the United States. The travel ban affecting the Canada-U.S. border is covered by a separate agreement, that currently expires on September 21.

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