Government of Canada prohibits Russian ships and fishing vessels from entering Canadian ports and internal waters

Date Announced:

March 1, 2022


Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced that the Government of Canada intends to ban Russian-owned or registered ships and fishing vessels in Canadian ports and internal waters. The ban is expected to be in effect later this week through orders made pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act.

Departments and Agencies:

Transport Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:




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