PC 2020-0549 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any country other than the United States

Date Announced:

July 30, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at 23:59:59 p.m. EDT on the day on which it is made and ending at 23:59:59 p.m. EDT on August 31, 2020. Repealed by PC 2020-588.


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 restrict entry into Canada of foreign nationals arriving from countries other than the United States, with some limited exemptions, by extending the effective date of the previous Order to August 31, 2020.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



essential service | exceptions | national interest

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