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Family Members Can Visit From USA Effective June 9

Canada-US Border

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that effective tomorrow, June 9, immediate family members of Canadians are welcome to cross the Canada-U.S. border to visit their relatives.

The visitor must not have symptoms of COVID-19 and they will need to self-isolate for the minimum 14 day period. The length of the visit must also be 15 days or longer. Currently, this exemption for non-essential travel only applies to family of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Immediate family members are defined as:

  1. Spouse or common-law partner
  2. Dependent Children
  3. Parent or step-parent
  4. Guardian or tutor

The Canada-U.S. border has been closed to non-essential travel to limit the spread of COVID-19 since March 20th and is expected to continue until at least June 20. Non-citizens are able to cross the border if their purpose in Canada is deemed essential, like transporting goods, landing as Canadian permanent residents, or entering on an eligible work visa.

Adam Pinsky

Adam Pinsky has a keen interest in all things immigration and has been working in the industry for 11 years.

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