The government of Canada extended the ban on entry into the country for foreigners

The government of Canada extended at least until July 31, the ban on vyezd in the country for most categories of foreign citizens, reports channel CBC with reference to the statement of the representative border services Agency Canada Rebecca Purdy.

"(The ban - ed.) was extended to 31 July for reasons of public health," said Purdy.

This measure was originally introduced in connection with the spread of the coronavirus on 16 March. The prohibition does not apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Exceptions are also diplomats, immediate relatives of canadian citizens and some categories of seasonal workers and foreign students.

Previously Canada and the United States agreed on the extension of the closure until July 21, which also includes a ban on unnecessary travel between the countries, said the TV channel.

Previously, the EU has included Canada in a list of States from which it is recommended to start to remove the restrictions on optional trip to the European Union. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in turn, said last week that it is necessary to approach the issue of opening borders with extreme caution in order to prevent the second wave of the spread of coronavirus.

According to the channel, the authorities also extended until August 31 place strict requirements on isolation for entering the country. Violation of the quarantine could face a fine of up to 750 thousand canadian dollars (551,5 thousand U.S. dollars) or six months imprisonment. In that case, if the violation of isolation threatens the life of another person, the penalty can reach a million canadian dollars (735,4 thousands of U.S. dollars) and imprisonment for three years.

According to the latest data, the number of infected COVID-19 in Canada reached 103 918 people. Died 8 566 patients were cured more than 67 178 ill.

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