Canada grants travel exemption to allow U.S. students to cross the border


U.S. students studying in Canada will be allowed to cross the border, according to the federal government’s updated COVID-19 travel restrictions.Government coronavirus guidelines now list students in the United States as exempt from border restrictions if they have proof that they are traveling for non-discretionary or non-discretionary purposes.

Initially, only international students with a valid study permit or those who were approved for a study permit on or before March 18, 2020 were exempt, but US students will no longer need to follow the same requirement.

According to the guidelines, students coming from the United States will be required to show border officials a letter of introduction at the port of entry stating that they have been approved for a study permit.

Those coming from any other country must demonstrate that they have been approved for a study permit by March 18, 2020.

All students entering Canada are still required to follow all public health measures and must have a quarantine plan for 14 days.

The Canada-US border will be closed until at least August 21.

Daily Hive has contacted Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for comment, but has not received a response at the time of publication.


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