Canada Blocks Entry by Foreign Nationals From Most Jurisdictions Worldwide--with the Exception of the U.S. (for now)

By Elizabeth M. Klarin

March 16, 2020 | Immigration Blog

In an unprecedented move, Canada has closed its borders to all foreign nationals except those from Canada, landed immigrants, U.S. citizens, and certain other specially designated individuals, as a result of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and its impact and potential impact on Canada. In addition, anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter Canada.
Again, for the moment, U.S. citizens are exempt from the ban. However, we expect that this could change in the near future.
We are monitoring the situation and will provide further updates with information as it becomes available.

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