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Canadian travel restrictions relax in March 2022

Updated: Mar 02, 2022 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Restrictions on travel by land and air have been a vital part of Canada's strategy to reduce the danger of the Covid-19 pandemic. But that strategy has not come without cost: reduced travel has had a major impact on Canada's tourism and hospitality industries and made it harder for the nation to reach its immigration targets. As case numbers decline and other nations around the world relax their…

New Omicron variant restrictions affect travel to Canada

Updated: Dec 16, 2021 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

Safety measures required to deal with the global coronavirus pandemic have affected many areas of life in Canada. One of these areas has been travel; restrictions on international travel lasted well over a year and have only begun to relax in recent months. However, recent events suggest that restrictions on travel may not be as much a thing of the past as previously thought. The spread…

Is Canadian immigration returning to normal?

Updated: Nov 11, 2021 | Tags:: Canada Immigration, Canada Travel Restrictions

The disruptions to global travel needed to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic had a serious effect on Canada's immigration system. Travel from other countries was restricted, in-person appointments became unavailable, and for over a year that immigration landscape looked completely different. However, some recent news stories in the world of Canadian immigration suggest that immigration…

Travel restrictions may lessen as new CEC offers continue

Updated: Jul 15, 2021 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, Canada Immigration

When the Covid-19 crisis hit in the spring of 2020, Canada and the United States mutually agreed to close their shared border to all but essential travel, slashing the number of people entering Canada to a fraction of its former total. At the time, few could have foreseen that these restrictions, reviewed on a monthly basis, would be renewed once again in June 2021, leaving…

First signs of travel restrictions easing appear

Updated: Jun 16, 2021 | Tags:: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions, Express Entry

Since the spring of 2020, travel restrictions have been an important part of Canada's struggle against the global Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions on who can enter the country, quarantine requirements for those who do, and the closure of the border between Canada and the United States have all led to dramatic reductions in the numbers of travellers visiting…

Canada renews travel restrictions with a focus on internal applicants

Updated: May 31, 2021 | Tags:: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions

In 2020, as awareness of the threat of Covid-19 began to grow, Canada imposed travel restrictions intended to slow the spread of the disease. This week, Canada confirmed that travel restrictions, both long-standing closures and more recent ones, will continue to be part of Canada's plan for fighting Covid into the summer. India and Pakistan travel ban extended One of the most significant…

What can you take on a plane to Canada?

Updated: Jan 09, 2024 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, Air Passenger Rights

Airlines have very strict rules about what you can and cannot bring on to an aircraft, and there are a number of items that have very specific rules attached to transportation. If you are travelling to and from Canada, you can review the information in this article to determine what it is permissible to take with you during your journey.

Air Passenger Rights when flying to Canada

Updated: Jan 09, 2024 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, Air Passenger Rights

For those travelling to and from Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) oversees rules and rights appertaining to flights. There is a wealth of information available to ensure passengers understand the regulations and their rights when they are travelling which are…

Covid-19 vaccination developments reveal future of Canadian immigration

Updated: Jan 08, 2021 | Tags:: COVID-19, Canada Travel Restrictions, Canada Immigration

The global coronavirus pandemic has had a significant effect on immigration to Canada, leading to significant drops in the numbers of new arrivals to the country. However, developments in the fight against Covid-19 a potential return to the government's high immigration target numbers. The government has also extended existing policies aimed at retaining temporary residents, which will make it easier…

Statistics Canada assesses economic effects of travel restrictions

Updated: Nov 03, 2020 | Tags:: Canada Travel Restrictions, COVID-19

International border closures and internal travel restrictions resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic have had a significant impact on Canada's economy, according to a new study released by Statistics Canada. Although these restrictions are designed to protect public health, they do have a cost in the form of reduced economic activity, especially in travel and related sectors. Canada's central…