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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: March 20, 2020

Prime Minister announces Canada–U.S. joint initiative on non-essential travel.

If you develop a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing, call a health care professional or public health authority.

Canadians are asked to avoid non-essential travel outside Canada.

The Canada Border Service Agency’s (CBSA) Border Information Service (BIS) is now accessible 24/7. For the latest and most up to date information related to cross border travel and COVID-19, please call 1-800-461-9999.

Notice: Cannabis

Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) is legal and regulated in Canada, it remains illegal to transport cannabis in any form – including any oils containing THC or cannabidiol (CBD), across Canada’s national borders whether you are entering or leaving Canada. Additionally, receiving or sending cannabis in any form into or out of Canada by mail or courier is also illegal. Unauthorized purchases from outside Canada (online or other) will be confiscated at the border and may lead to arrest and criminal prosecution

For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.

Asylum claimants' passports and travel/identity documents

The CBSA holds the passports and travel/identity documents of asylum claimants in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and retains them until the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada makes a determination on the claim.

The CBSA cannot share any personal information on these individuals or their belongings.

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