Canada imposed entry restrictions on March 18 and was due to expire on June 30, but on June 30, the Canadian government announced that it would extend the entry restrictions due to COVID-19 for more than a month. The announcement said that the entry limit will be maintained until midnight on July 31st, EDT time, but the entry restriction may continue after that.
As a result, only travelers who are currently allowed to enter Canada are allowed to enter the country. Currently, entry conditions are available for Canadian citizenship holders, Canadian permanent residents, work permit holders, study permit families and immediate family members.
In fact, the extension was expected as part of the extended closure of the Canadian-American border, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would not rush to ease the restrictions until Canada's safety is assured. This extension is aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread and will maintain a 14-day self-price ratio. Compared to March and April, the spread of COVID-19 in Canada has been significantly reduced and many restrictions have been lifted in Canada's states, but the Canadian federal government is expected to maintain the restrictions until the COVID-19 spread is eased.
The Canadian Immigration Program has been in the process of permanent residency since Pandemic, extending the length of time for applicants to submit their documents further, and taking flexible steps to ensure that certain documents can be submitted next time. Also, it has been found that we will receive the results of the existing permanent residency application from June.
In addition, we have resumed the online hosting of visiting visas and eTAs from July 1st. However, even if the visit visa and eTA are approved, it is unclear whether you will enter Canada without special reasons or conditions due to current travel restrictions.
While it is not ideal to maintain border restrictions as much as immigration and travel to Canada have a significant impact on the Canadian economy, it has expressed its willingness to maintain them until the situation stabilizes as Canada's safety comes first.