PC 2021-0010 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:

January 20, 2021

Active Period:

This Order has effect for the period beginning at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on the day on which it is made and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on February 21, 2021. Repealed by PC 2021-0077.


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 countries other than the United States, with some limited exemptions, and if they have reasonable grounds to suspect they have COVID-19, if they have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, or if they know they have COVID-19; and (3) extend the restrictions on entry into Canada until February 21, 2021.

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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