Canada has extended the incumbent ban on international travellers until July 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to authorities.
Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) said, “The government remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada,”
They implemented a series of measures, including the ban on entry to all travellers who are not Canadian citizens and permanent residents, to stem the spread of COVID-19 in mid-March, The Statesman reported.
The ban, which also allows the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats and aircrews to come into Canada, expired on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s extension comes after the European Union agreed to allow tourists from 15 countries to enter the EU beginning from Thursday.
Canada is one of the 15 countries on a safe list, while the US has been excluded.