Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada will close its borders to non-Canadian citizens, with exceptions for immediate family members, diplomats, air crews, United States citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
“We will be denying entry to Canada to people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents,” said @JustinTrudeau. “Some designated exceptions including for air crews, diplomats, immediate family members of Canadian citizens and, at this time, U.S. citizens.” #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/UbWeIwif76— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) March 16, 2020
Trudeau: "These measures will help save lives"— Richard Madan (@RichardMadan) March 16, 2020
BREAKING: Canada closes its borders to anyone who isn't a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. There are exceptions including:— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) March 16, 2020
•immediate family of Canadian citizens
Prime Minister Trudeau made it clear that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 will be denied entry to Canada.
President Trump received criticism for floating the idea of closing our borders and restricting travel during this pandemic; the Left charged the president with "xenophobia," and "racism." Prime Minister Trudeau also said that the United States and Canada are working closely together:
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau says U.S. citizens are still allowed to travel into Canada & are exempt from new travel ban Canada is imposing bc "the level of integration of our two countries is quite particular" and the U.S. and Canada have been "collaborating very closely."— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 16, 2020