With the U.S.-Canada border closed to non-essential travel, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers use in-house guidelines to determine if now is the right time for a foreign national to come to Canada.
Border officers are on the frontlines enforcing Canada’s travel restrictions, but the particulars of how they determine “essential travel” for specific situations have not been made available to the public.
CBSA distributes internal instructions to the authorities who get the final say in who crosses the Canadian border. CIC News has obtained a copy of the bulletin that is meant to help border officers decide the outcome of a foreign national trying to enter Canada from the U.S.
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Source: CIC News