Holders of valid Confirmation of PR now eligible to travel to Canada: Mendicino

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The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Monday that the holders of valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence are now eligible to travel to Canada.

Marco Mendicino, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC), said “Effective today, Permanent Resident applicants who hold a valid Confirmation of Permanent Residence, including those approved after March 18, 2020, are now eligible to travel to Canada.”

However, Mendicino, said the holders of Confirmation of Permanent Residence will be subject to public health & safety protocols at the border.

He also added that “Today’s announcement will help us meet Flag of Canada’s Immigration 2021 Levels Plan by welcoming hard-working newcomers, reuniting families and showing our leadership when it comes to humanitarian resettlement.

This comes as the Public Health Agency of Canada informed regarding easing border measures for travellers entering Canada.

“Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travelers who are permitted to enter Canada will not be subject to the federal requirement to quarantine or take a COVID-19 test on day-8,” the Public Health Agency of Canada said in a statement.

The statement further added “In addition, fully vaccinated travelers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.”

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