Coronavirus: Ottawa to ease border restrictions for compassionate visits by foreign nationals
The federal government is expected to announce next week that it will ease border restrictions that were preventing Canadians from seeing family members and loved ones that are foreign nationals living in another country.
Canada shut its borders in March as part of a series of measures to control the spread of COVID-19, allowing only Canadians and landed immigrants into the country as well as those foreign nationals, such as truck drivers and health-care workers, deemed as essential workers.
But the government did make an exception that allowed “immediate family” members of Canadian citizens who are foreign nationals to enter the country, so long as they were healthy enough to travel and would observe the 14-day quarantine rule on their arrival.
But the federal government’s…