To protect Canadians from the impending outbreak of CANADIAN RESPONSE virus, the current Prime Minister stated that travel to Canada is now restricted. Immigration officials are currently working on a plan that will allow “irregular immigrants” into the country. Until further notice, all foreign nationalities are prohibited from travelling to Canada, unless they have an eTA or visitor visa. The three categories that are currently prohibited from travelling to Canada are: anyone under the age of 16 years, anyone who have a criminal record, and anyone who claims to be a member of any of the six designated countries listed above. This information was released in response to an upgrade in the Canada Security Act.
The problem with travel restrictions to Canada is that it is impossible to identify the person coming from a country that might have deadly contagious diseases like HIV/AIDS or the common cold until they have been positively diagnosed by a medical health care professional. The Canadian authorities have expressed frustration with the lack of information that could be readily available prior to travelling to Canada. Even though we know that HIV/AIDS exists in the third world countries that most of our travellers come from, we are still unable to monitor the situation in those countries through regular screening. There is also no information regarding the recent cases of lice infestations in Toronto.
Before you travel to Canada whether you are from abroad or you are just crossing the border, please make sure that you are aware of the new travel restriction laws. These laws state that if you are from a foreign national jurisdiction, and you show symptoms of contagious diseases which are not identified as of one hundred and twenty-five days prior to your departure, you may be required to remain in quarantine for up to one month. If you are travelling from a foreign national jurisdiction and show symptoms of any infectious diseases which are not identified as of one hundred and twenty-five days prior to your departure, you may be required to remain in quarantine for up to one month.
When you travel to Canada to visit friends or family, you must comply with all of the immigration and customs requirements set forth by the Government of Canada. There are some specific requirements related to entering Canada as a visitor. The first thing you must do when you cross the border is to fill out your Immigration paperwork. You will need the Immigration record of your foreign national spouse or partner, and the certificate of citizenship or naturalization of that foreign national. You must also bring a passport, as well as proof of identity and of the residence in the foreign country that you intend to enter Canada.
Once you have fulfilled the requirements of the Immigration department, you can proceed to the Immigration office where you will be presented with a registration certificate. It is important to note that you will be asked to observe certain rules related to health and quarantine while you are in the country. Although there are no quarantine requirements, it is highly recommended that you see a doctor immediately if you become ill or exhibit any symptoms of a communicable disease while you are in Canadian waters. As long as you are travelling in a safe manner, you will not have to worry about having an accident in the waters of Canada. Many foreigners choose to travel by ship rather than land, as the shipping regulations are less stringent than those in the country.
If you choose to enter Canada by boat, you will need to see a marine doctor before embarking on your journey. He or she will provide you with a medical examination that determines if you are fit to travel, and then you will sign a logbook. You will also be required to fill out a health insurance card that contains your name, address, and contact information. If you are travelling to a U.S. province, you will need to fill out a similar application, and then you will need to provide your social insurance number. This logbook serves as your ticket to enter Canada by boat.
When you reach Canada by boat, you will have three more opportunities to make your own quarantine plan. First, you can fill out an application for admission. If you are a valid passport-holder, you can immediately apply for immigration. If you are a resident alien, you can apply for a registration certificate that will provide you with permanent resident status. If you are a resident of the U.S., you can contact U.S. border services officer at the port of entry to arrange for a special exam to confirm your identity and to obtain health insurance.
However, if you do not have an immediate family member who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may wish to consider a private quarantine period. If you arrange this, you will have three months during which time you will be confined to a private residence. During this time, you will be evaluated regularly by doctors to make sure that you are healthy and do not have contagious diseases. After this period, you will be allowed to return home. As long as you have kept your detailed medical records, you should be allowed to see foreign nationals reuniting with their families for up to six months. This is considered the most compassionate reason for travelling to Canada.