Update on Canada's travel restrictions: International Students, PR Applicants and Temporary Foreign Workers Are Exempted

To protect Canadians and support its economy, Canada shut down its borders and limited the entry to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Initially, it exempted only the citizens of the United States. But it recently updated the exemptions in its travel restrictions. 
Update on Canada's travel restrictions: International Students, PR Applicants and Temporary Foreign Workers Are Exempted


From Canada.Ca News Release:

The Government of Canada is providing an update on travel restrictions put in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. 
Exemptions to the air travel restrictions will apply to foreign nationals who have already committed to working, studying or making Canada their home, and travel by these individuals will be considered essential travel for land border restrictions. 
The exemptions include:
  • seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers
  • international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020
  • permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 16, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada

Read the news release here