Government introduces new border measures to protect Canadian public health, provides update on travel restrictions

Date Announced:

October 2, 2021

Active Period:

October 2, 2021 until further notice.


In addition to the border restrictions that remain in place, the Government of Canada is further strengthening the public health presence at the border and enhancing Covid Prevention Measures>Quarantine monitoring. The government is also increasing the use of digital forms and processes to allow critical information to be shared more quickly with provinces and territories. In addition, a process is being introduced to support enhanced family reunification, including those in long-term exclusive relationships, international students and entry for compassionate reasons. The new measure for extended family members complements the updated rules for immediate family members announced on June 8, 2020, and will help families in Canada reunite with more of their loved ones.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Public Health Agency of Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Family class (reunification) | International students | Visitors


compassionate grounds | extended family | immediate family | travel restrictions

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