The outbreak of Covid 19 has shaken the overall infrastructure of most of the countries throughout the world. It is a significant threat to the health of all people out there. It is also an economic shock. It has significantly affected most industries, including the healthcare industry, the education industry, and the most important travel and tourism industry. The travel and tourism industry is being involved significantly as several travel-related borders have already been implanted. In Canada, several borders have been implemented for international travellers. To protect Canada’s people from pandemic-related infection, travel restrictions have been implemented by Canada’s prime minister, and these barriers are limiting travel to Canada. Until the next notice, most foreign countries will not be allowed to travel to Canada. Whether they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization, they are not allowed to visit Canada. In other words, it can be stated that these restrictions can stop most non-essential travel to this country. The international travel-related limitation has been extended until March 21, and in the following section, a detailed discussion regarding the announcement will be elaborated.
A detailed discussion regarding the travel-related restriction in Canada
Like several other countries, Canada is extending the restriction on travellers. As per the current notice, travellers from the United States are not allowed to travel to Canada until March 21. People who belong to other countries are prohibited from visiting Canada for the next two months. The public safety and emergency Minister has tweeted that the non-essential travel restriction with the U.S. would be extended until March 21. It is expected that the Canadian government would make a further decision by considering the Covid 19-related situation and the best public health-related advice. However, for international travellers (who belong to other countries except for the United States), the rule is different. They will face the requirement to wait until April 21 to visit Canada. It is an excellent issue for all of the individuals throughout the world as several people dream of visiting Canada for educational purposes. Some people want to visit this place to satisfy their work-related requirements, and for all of them, waiting for this much time is a great matter of concern. This decision has been made, and the announcement has been made by considering the issue related to the new variation of Covid that is affecting people throughout the globe. By considering the viewpoint of Canada’s chief public health officer, it has been possible to understand that they are highly concerned about the new variation of the disease, and the health officer is stating that Covid_19 has come back with a twist. It is a significant concern for everyone. The health condition of people in Canada is the priority for the Canadian government, so they are making such decisions. In such a situation, if international people get chances to visit Canada, the infection rate will be increased as the transmission rate will be increased, and that is the prime reason behind such a decision. During the last two months, the new variant of Covid has emerged in Canada. In this regard, it is essential to remember that this variant is more contagious, and that is why more preventive measures are required to be applied. It is also necessary to take adequate measures for reducing the transmission rate. The travel-related barriers have been applied by considering this matter. However, if people travel to Canada by land, they would be accountable for maintaining several restrictions. Here, in the following section, a discussion regarding the same is going to be made.
Restrictions for travellers who will travel to Canada by Land
Travellers who visit Canada from the United States for any emergency purpose must prove the negative Covid 19 test. The test has to be taken within 72 hours of arrival. Also, from February 22, a new rule has been applied. In this regard, travellers entering Canada will face the requirement to take the Covid 19 molecular test at the land border. The government does not want to take any risk and wants to adopt the best type of measures to reduce the infection rate and ensure the prevention of unexpected transmission. The minister of public safety and emergency has stated that with this kind of additional Covid testing process and the safety measures they are using, they want to prevent the spread of the disease and ensure Canadians’ highest level of safety. The Canadian government has also intended the travellers who are visiting the place by land to provide information by using ArriveCan. The strategy intends to facilitate the limited points of contact between travellers and border service officers. This kind of strategy has been applied to air travellers as well. For some emergency situation, if an individual faces the requirement to travel to Canada within this restricted time phase by air, then the person would face the requirement to take the Covid 19 test at the time of arrival, and they would also face the requirement to test the same after accomplishing the 14 days of quarantine. In order to limit the spread of the diseases, all of the travellers who are entering Canada are required to follow the rules that the emergency orders have set out, and the orders have been developed under the Quarantine Act. It is instructed that any sick people should not travel in this situation, and commercial airline restrictions are expected to prevent sick people from travelling. If all of these measures can be handled successfully and if people show the highest level of consciousness, then it is for sure that the rate of transmission of Covid_19 would be reduced in a significant manner. It would definitely be useful not only for Canadians but also for people throughout the globe.