Impact of Border Measures and Statistics

Date: March 9, 2021
Classification: Unclassified
Fully releasable (ATIP)? Yes
Branch / Agency: SPB/CBSA

Overall – weekly data:

Admissibility of Foreign Nationals under Family Reunification (June 9, 2020 – March 8, 2021):

Note: Immediate family members can enter Canada under the new OIC 44 and OIC 45 if: (1) they are asymptomatic; (2) they are entering Canada to be with their immediate family member; and (3) they can demonstrate the intent to stay in Canada for a period of at least 15 days and agree to comply with all quarantine requirements. In order for a foreign national to be allowed to enter Canada, the standard for entry must be met in full otherwise, they can be denied entry to Canada. Additionally, under the new OIC 43, all travellers, with some exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the US within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 to 90 days prior to arrival. Additionally, air and land travellers entering Canada will be required to take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival as well as toward the end of their 14-day quarantine as of February 22, 2021.

Travellers - Air Mode (from March 22, 2020 – March 8, 2021):

Travellers - Land, Rail and Marine Mode (from March 22, 2020 – March 8, 2021):

*Note: Referral rates for the CBSA are not 1:1; travellers may respond in error, report symptoms that are not COVID-19 related, or be referred to Quarantine Officers from PHAC Screening Officers (which is not captured by CBSA reporting)

Refugee Claimants:

Canadians turned back at U.S. Border (as of March 8, 2021):

Commercial Operations – Year over Year data:

 Border Information Service (on March 7):

ArriveCAN (as of March 3)    

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