PC 2022-0177 Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to COVID-19 in Canada Order – Prohibition of Entry into Canada

Date Announced:

February 26, 2022

Active Period:

This Order comes into force at 00:01:00 Eastern Standard Time on February 28, 2022 and ceases to have effect at 23:59:59 Eastern Daylight Time on March 31, 2022. Repealed by PC2022-0320 .


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 of foreign nationals, 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) permit entry of unvaccinated children and dependent persons entering Canada with a parent or guardian with a medical contraindication to vaccination; (4) include entry via British Columbia in the pre-existing exemption for habitual residents of Alaska who enter Canada via Yukon to access another place in Alaska or to return to their place of residence; and (5) extend the restrictions on entry into Canada until March 31, 2022.

Departments and Agencies:

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

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



common-law partner | compassionate grounds | listed institution | extended family | fully vaccinated travellers | high-performance international single sport events | immediate family | minor | national athletes | optional or discretionary purpose | protected person | travel restrictions | United States

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