PC 2020-0442 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada from United States

Date Announced:

June 8, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at 23.59.59 EDT June 8, 2020 and ending at 23.59.59 EDT on June 21, 2020. Repealed by PC 2020-0469.


This order is to (1) support Canada’s continued focus on reducing the introduction and further spread of COVID-19 by decreasing the risk of importing cases from outside the country; (2) continue to prohibit entry into Canada of foreign nationals arriving from the United States, with some limited exemptions; and (3) enable family reunification of foreign nationals who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, provided that they establish their intent to remain in Canada to be with their family member for a period of at least 15 days.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



immediate family | optional or discretionary purpose

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