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Quang is an international student from Vietnam, who is currently studying in the U.S. but planning on continuing his studies in Canada.
“With [the] current situation of border [restrictions] from Canada, would I be exempted from [Canada’s] travel ban if I get my study permit after March 18, 2020?”
Quang should be able to enter Canada once he gets a study permit.
“Foreign nationals seeking to enter Canada from the U.S. to study are generally permitted to enter, as their travel is considered non-discretionary,” Canada Border Services spokesperson Judit Gadbois-St-Cyr told NEWS 1130.
But Quang wouldn’t be able to enter the country if he was coming directly from Vietnam – or any other country.
“Travellers coming from any country other than the U.S., are prohibited from travelling to Canada unless they have been approved for a study permit before March 18, 2020,” Gadbois-St-Cyr said.
Everyone entering Canada from abroad is required to quarantine for 14 days after their arrival and must show a CBSA officer they have a plan to do so.
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