Sunday, February 28

Ottawa extends travel restrictions

(Ottawa) The Canadian government is extending restrictions on travelers seeking to arrive in Canada from countries other than the United States until January 21.

The Canadian Press

In particular, travelers coming to Canada are required to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.

As for restrictions for US citizens or foreign nationals coming from the United States, they remain in effect at least until December 21. The government warns that they could be extended at that time.

This border has been closed for non-essential travel since March 18 in order to limit the risk of the spread of the coronavirus. The two countries have since extended this closure month after month.

In its press release, the Canadian government also announces that it will examine the requests of amateur sports organizations that would like to organize unique events. They will need to get the support of local governments and come up with a plan to protect public health and that of participants. Each request will be evaluated by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stressed the importance of “staying flexible and adapting to the evolving COVID-19 situation.”

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