CANADA’S TRAVEL BAN IS IN FULL EFFECT.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
Canada’s Travel Advisory has been cancelled after being issued an indefinite stay on March 8, 2017, according to a press release from Transport Canada.
The Travel Advisory issued on March 7, 2017 will remain in place until further notice.
“As of March 8th, 2017 the Canadian Government issued an advisory to airlines, travel facilitators, hotel operators, and other third party agents advising that the temporary stay will remain effective until further notification.”
“The temporary stay was in place due to the ongoing threat posed by the ongoing refugee crisis and the recent Canadian government decision to restrict the movement of asylum seekers,” the press release read.
“As such, there is no further information at this time on the effectiveness of the temporary ban.”
The advisory was issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPPS) to “provide clarity for travellers on their travel plans as the government continues to monitor the refugee situation in Canada.”
It was also noted that, “there is no specific date for the return of the advisory.”
In addition to the advisory, the department also advised that, if you do travel to Canada, that you should “reconsider any plans to travel” due to concerns for your safety and security.
The advisory, however, is no longer in effect as of March 22.
It’s not the first time travel advice has been canceled due to Canada’s travel ban.
On March 8 , 2017, a Canadian travel advisory was cancelled due the travel ban and was issued to airlines and hotel operators who had “confirmed receipt of notification from Canadian authorities that travel is prohibited for travel to the United States.”
In April 2017, Canada’s Travel Advice Service was also cancelled after a travel ban, and the department said it would be in place as soon as possible.
Canada has now issued travel advisories in some locations such as Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
Travel Advisories are meant to be temporary and not permanent, so you should review all of your travel plans, including the dates, before making any decisions.
However, the advisory can be revoked and can be reinstated if you have any concerns.
On February 13, 2017 , Canada issued a travel advisory stating that it would allow the entry of refugees, asylum seekers, and people from certain countries until March 16.