That's official: COVID-19 is a global pandemic according to the World Health Organization
On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, The World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus has become a global pandemic. We are not going to dig deeper into numbers and statistics, but it is a known fact right now - it is not a great time to be going out into public in close contact. Unfortunately, these recommendations are also related to travel plans.
As we are in the travel industry, we know that the COVID-19 outbreak has been affecting personal travels a lot. However, a business cannot wait for the pandemic to pass.
Since there are lots of businesses and businessmen who are involved in ongoing international affairs, the COVID-19 pandemic might impact many of them. Therefore, we find it important to remind that we are providing Document Legalization services, Certified Document translation, international document delivery, etc.
If you need a Power of Attorney or any other official document to be legally used in another country outside Canada, we can assist you to have it legalized/ translated/ sent to the required destination. Please, contact AnyVisa, and we will be happy to assist you with any document support if your business trip was canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Main COVID-19 outbreak travel issues and what you should do based on your status when returning to Canada.
As the COVID-19 preventative measures are getting stricter in almost every country, many travellers are facing issues such as flight cancelations, border crossing, and imposed self-isolation, not to mention the huge impact the coronavirus is having on businesses.
The Canadian border is now closed for foreign nationals who are not residents or citizens. Therefore, having your travel documents in order is a smart and responsible approach, if you are trying to return home safely.
We, at AnyVisa, are committed to helping Canadian Permanent Residents, who have issues with their PR cards, get back to Canada. And, of course, other foreign travelers, who require consular assistance to go to their home countries, can rely on AnyVisa for travel document support.
Summarizing the Canadian government’s measures, including the border closure, here is the current situation:
1 – If you are a Temporary Resident traveling to Canada:
- Such as a Canadian tourist visa holder, student visa holder, or work visa holder, you will not be able to come to Canada until further notice by the authorities.
East Coast of North America is recovering from the extremely powerful hurricane Dorian. People are being evacuated from the flooded areas. It is advised to avoid any traveling to the Atlantic region.
Started from a tropical wave and damaging winds in the Central Atlantic, Dorian affected the Caribbean region, Virgin Islands. Rapidly transforming into a destructive hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas causing catastrophic damage to Grand Bahama and Abaco Island. As a result, more than 70 thousand people lost their homes.
Dorian began to move towards the north-northwest slowly weakening. Fluctuating in intensity between Category 1 and 2 it sped northeastward toward Atlantic Canada.
On September 7 and 8, the hurricane Dorian made landfall in eastern Canada. Causing wind damage and bringing heavy rainfall, Dorian left about 400 thousand people without power in provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
On September 9, additional rainfall is expected from Dorian in eastern Quebec, Newfoundland, and Labrador. Meanwhile, mid-Atlantic and New England coasts of the U.S. and the coast of Atlantic Canada may expect life-threatening tide and surf conditions.
We encourage all travelers to be cautious and stay safe. There are situations when it seems to be impossible to cancel the trip that was planned way before. However, it is always better to follow travel advisories and keep yourself and your family away from emergencies. Pick safe destinations for your next trip and feel free to ask for professional assistance before your trip. First, check if you need a visa to reach your destination.