Prime Minister announces temporary border agreement with the United States

Date Announced:

March 18, 2020

Active Period:

March 20, 2020 until further notice.


Canada and the United States have agreed to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border, which will take effect at midnight tonight. This collaborative and reciprocal measure between Canada and the United States will restrict non-essential travel across the border, including for tourism and recreation. Canadian and American citizens and permanent residents who are currently visiting each other’s country can still return home.

Departments and Agencies:

Office of the Prime Minister | Public Safety Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Canada-U.S. border | non-essential travel | United States

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