Canada is now allowing immediate family members to visit
On June 8, 2020, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that Canada will now start allowing immediate family members to visit their loved ones in Canada during the pandemic we are in. They have implemented a limited exemption at the Canada-U.S. border that will allow immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents to enter the country. This is an initiative that the Canadian Government has been working on for a while. There are many pros and cons associated with this step, including individuals entering Canada with Covid-19 and spreading it – which is why non-essential travel was stopped in the first place.
Of course, any visitors would need to also quarantine for 14 days. It really gives you chance to stay in and spend quality time with your family while also being safe. For those who think they can come for a short visit to see all of their extended family in Canada should reconsider their travel plans if they do not already know that they need to be quarantined for 14 days before they start going out and about.
As a family and immigration law firm, at AP Lawyers we know how important family reunification is. It is actually one of the most important aspects of our immigration system that we thrive on! We have clients who have been apart from their spouses, parents, children, and siblings who are all eager to travel to Canada to see them. We are excited that this is now a reality and the hope of something bigger and better!
This amendment comes into effect at midnight on June 9, 2020!
It is important to note that those travelling to Canada who require a Visa MUST apply for one in advance. Let our experienced immigration lawyers help you get your Visa to travel to Canada to reunite with your family!
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