CBSA Announces Changes to Travel Restrictions

Lisa Cai Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has just announced a travel restrictions exemption to help keep families together and support unity during these challenging times.

Starting June 8, 2020, 23:59 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), foreign nationals who meet all the conditions below are now allowed to enter Canada:

  • Must be immediate family members of Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents;
  • Entering to be with an immediate family member for at least 15 days;
  • Must NOT have COVID-19 or show any signs or symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Must quarantine for 14 days after entering Canada.

Foreign nationals who have COVID-19 to show signs/symptoms of COVID-19 are still not allowed to enter Canada.

More information about the exemption:

Word of Day:


Let’s take a look at these two meanings of “immediate”:

Meaning 1: instant, done at once. For example: We took immediate action.

Meaning 2: close in relationship. For example in this article, “immediate family members” may include husband, wife, son, daughter, etc.