PC 2020-0157 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada

Date Announced:

March 18, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at noon EDT on March 18, 2020 and ending at noon EDT on June 30, 2020. Expired.


An order to protect the health and safety of the public from the COVID-19 coronavirus disease outbreak by banning entry of certain foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air from all countries with the exception of persons travelling from the United States.

Departments and Agencies:

Health Canada | Privy Council Office | Public Health Agency of Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



essential travel | foreign nationals | national interest

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