Canada has extended the international tourism ban until August

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So as you probably know, Canada’s got some pretty strict travel restrictions thanks to the ongoing coronavirus (aka COVID-19) situation. For the past little while, all non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. has been banned. And on top of that, Canadians returning from anywhere have had to self-isolate for at least 14 days upon arrival.

Well, it looks like those rules are here to stay. At least for the next little while, that is. Cause Canada has just extended mandatory restrictions under the Quarantine Act. So anyone planning on entering this country in the near future might just have another thing coming.

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So what do these extensions mean? Well, for those hoping to hop back and forth between Canada and the States, that’s gonna be a hard no for now. Non-essential travel between Canada and our friends in the south will not be allowed until July 21st, 2020. And that’s assuming they don’t extend the Canada-U.S. travel ban even further.

And if you heard about the new regulations in Europe that put Canada on a list of “safe” countries allowed to enter the E.U., you likely started planning a trip abroad. (We know we did!) Well, the flipside of those regulations might throw a wrench in your plans. Once you do return, you’ll be required to self-isolate for the standard 14 days. Whether you’re showing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

So if you’re hoping to hop on a plane anytime soon, maybe think long and hard about it first. All the restrictions are in place to keep Canadians safe. So do your part and travel carefully. Or just don’t travel at all.

Stay healthy, people! And if you’d like to read official release, just click here!