Program delivery update: COVID-19 – Travel restriction measures
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
September 09, 2021
Instructions have been modified to align with the coming into force of Phase 3 of the Border Reopening plan on September 7, 2021.This includes an operational plan to process temporary resident visas.
The border measures:
- keep the existing travel restrictions for entry
- permit discretionary travel from foreign nationals who meet the fully vaccinated exemption
Exemption letters for immediate family members of temporary residents and for extended family members of Canadian citizens, persons registered as Indians under the Indian Act and permanent residents have been updated to remove references to the 3-night hotel stopover requirement for air travellers and adjust the reference to quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated foreign nationals.
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