Canada-US Travel Restrictions Extended Until October 21!

On September 20, travel restrictions at Canada-U.S. border were extended until October 21. These restrictions does not allow the entry of non-essential travelers such as tourists from Canada. However, Canada allowed entry of U.S. citizens for non-essential travel on August 9, if they are fully vaccinated. Canada-U.S. border restrictions have been in place since March 2020 and is being extended on monthly basis since then.

Travelers from Canada can still enter U.S. for essential purpose even if they are unvaccinated. Essential travel purpose includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

Apart from this U.S. also announced that they will lift the travel ban in coming November, on most of the countries around the globe including India, Brazil, European Union, China, Iran, and South Africa. Citizens of these countries will have to show negative COVID test within 72 hours of boarding the flight. Furthermore, they need to be fully vaccinated.

As per CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. C.D.C. said that vaccines listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization, such as AstraZeneca/Oxford, will also be valid.

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Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.