PC 2020-0565 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States

Date Announced:

August 20, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at 23:59:59 EDT August 20, 2020 and ending at 23:59:59 EDT on September 21, 2020. Repealed by PC 2020-0672.


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 U.S. for an optional or discretionary purpose, with some limited exceptions by extending the effective date of the previous Order to September 21, 2020.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



optional or discretionary purpose

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