The federal government has extended the existing restrictions on non-U.S. international travel until Oct. 31.

Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair announced the extension in a tweet on Wednesday.

The restrictions apply to anyone entering Canada from a country other than the U.S. All of these international travellers entering Canada must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, provide contact information for enforcing the quarantine and undergo screening by a border official.

Additionally, many travellers are currently not allowed to enter the country for non-essential reasons. Exceptions to this blanket ban include Canadian citizens and permanent residents, their immediate families, international students, essential workers, temporary foreign workers and others.

The Canada-U.S. border is closed to discretionary travellers until Oct. 21, though senior government sources have told CTV News that the border restrictions could be extended, at least into November. 

We are extending the existing restrictions on non-U.S. international travel into Canada until October 31, 2020. For more information ⬇️https://t.co/zESXaTXBNj

— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) September 30, 2020