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Process to allow extended family members of Canadian citizens, permanent residents to enter Canada

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 21:47:30-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The U.S.-Canada border has been closed to non-essential travel since March 2020 due to COVID-19, but some good news could be on the way.

Marco Mendicino, Canada's Minister of Immigration, tweeted Friday a process will be created to allow extended family members of Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents to enter the country.

Mendicino says the quarantine requirements would still need to be respected.

"These measures will include people in an exclusive, long-term dating relationship and their dependent children; as well as adult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents," said Mendicino.

According to Mendicino, with Canadian Thanksgiving approaching on October 12, the government believes that family and loved ones need to be together.