PC 2021-0962 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:

November 20, 2021

Active Period:

10 (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Order comes into force at 00:01:00 EST on November 21, 2021. (2) Sections 6 and 7 of this Order come into force at 00:01:00 EST on January 15, 2022. Repealed by PC 2022-0041.


In order 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 to prohibit entry into Canada of foreign nationals from countries other than the United States, with some limited exceptions, 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; (3) replace the prohibition of entry from optional or discretionary to prohibition of entry if not fully vaccinated, with certain exceptions

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



essential service | exceptions | national interest | not fully vaccinated

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