PC 2020-0810 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States

Date Announced:

October 20, 2020

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at 23:59:59 p.m. EDT October 20, 2020 and ending at 23:59:59 p.m. EST on November 21, 2020. Repealed by PC 2020-0838.


This order is to 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, and even those who are exempted from the prohibition may not enter if they have COVID-19 or they exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19; and (3) extend the effective date of the previous Order to November 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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