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FAQs ON ENTRY TO CANADA DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Date:

10/21/2020


FAQs ON ENTRY TO CANADA DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Can I travel to Canada for tourism? No. The Canadian government has barred access to all visitors from foreign countries, including Italy, because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Exceptions are: Canadian citizens or permanent residents (with PR card), their spouses or common law partners, their parents, and their dependent children. A very limited number of exceptions may be made for essential workers. More information is available at the official Canadian government website. All persons who are permitted to enter Canada are obliged to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

When will the Canadian border re-open? It is not possible to provide a date at the present time.

Can I apply for a work or study visa to Canada even if the border is currently closed? For questions regarding visas to Canada, please contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate nearest your place of residence. Additional information is available here.

Can I transit through a Canadian airport? Yes, but the stop cannot exceed 24 hours and you cannot connect to a domestic flight (you must arrive in and depart for your international destination from the same Canadian city). You are not permitted to leave the airport. You must have the appropriate valid travel documents for entry to Canada (an eTA, in the case of Italian citizens). For additional information on the eTA, please go to this website.

I am planning to study in Canada; am I allowed to enter? As of 20 October 2020 international students are allowed to enter Canada under certain conditions. The exemption is being granted only to students enrolled in the educational institutions indicated by the Canadian Government in a special list (Designated Learning Institutions list). Among the entry requirements it is necessary to be in possession of a valid study permit, in relation to which you will need to contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate closest to your residence. The obligation to observe, upon arrival, a period of 14 days of mandatory quarantine remains in force. Additional information is available here.


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