Canada provides update on exemptions to travel restrictions to protect Canadians and support the economy

Date Announced:

March 20, 2020

Active Period:

Revised March 27, 2020.


Exemptions to air travel restrictions will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home, and travel by these individuals will be considered essential travel for land border restrictions.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

International students | Temporary foreign workers


essential travel | international students | LMAI process | Temporary Foreign Worker Program

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