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Federal government extends travel ban at Canadian border

Last Updated Jun 30, 2020 at 3:28 pm MDT

FILE - The travel restrictions were first put in place in mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will now last until July 31. (iStock image)
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The federal government issued a new order extending restrictions prohibiting international travellers


The restrictions were first put in place in mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19


The current ban on non-essential travel regarding the U.S.-Canada border is set to expire on July 21


OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) — Foreign travellers will continue to be barred from entering Canada until at least the end of next month.

The federal government issued a new order Tuesday extending restrictions prohibiting international travelers at all points of entry into Canada.

The restrictions were first put in place in mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will now last until July 31.

Prime Minister said Monday it’s important for Canada to remain vigilant in maintaining protective measures.

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“So we don’t lose all the significant progress we’ve made through some very difficult sacrifices by Canadians over the past few months.”

Flight crews, workers helping COVID-19 efforts, and immediate family members staying in Canada for more than the two-week quarantine period are exempt from the restrictions.

The current ban on non-essential travel regarding the U.S.-Canada border is set to expire on July 21, but can also be extended.