This is great news for people who have families in our neighbouring country and even around the world. The Canada-U.S. border closure won't apply to family members soon because of changes to who's considered an exception. Other people will also start to be allowed to come to Canada from other countries in the near future.\nEditor's Choice: Justin Trudeau Posted A Touching Tribute To His Late Brother For His Birthday\n\nWho will be allowed to come to Canada?\nThe federal government announced that changes are coming whereby people are allowed to cross the border into Canada and that includes long-term exclusive relationships and relatives.\nPeople can enter Canada if they're certain extended family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.\nThat includes those in an exclusive relationship of at least one year and their dependent children.\nAdult children, grandchildren, siblings and grandparents are also part of this.\nForeign nationals will also be allowed entry into Canada for compassionate reasons like life-threatening illness, critical injury or death.\nThere's also the potential for a limited release from quarantine in those situations.\nFinally, international students can come into the country again if they'll be attending a designated learning institution with a COVID–19 readiness plan that the government has looked over.\n\nWhen will this be happening?\nNo date has been set yet for when family members and foreign nationals can start coming into Canada again.\nDetailed information about who could qualify as an extended family member will be posted on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website on October 8.\nThat will also include the requirements to be eligible to travel and enter the country along with the process.\nEvery traveller will need to apply and be issued authorization before they can leave their country and come to Canada.\nFor foreign nationals looking to come here for compassionate reasons, information on eligibility and the process will be available on the Public Health Agency of Canada website on October 8.\nThe federal government stressed that nobody should make travel plans until they've met the requirements and received authorization.\nInternational students can come into Canada starting on October 20.\n\nWhat other changes are coming to the border?\nCanada is strengthening health and safety measures at the border.\nFederal public health officers will be out in greater force in the coming months at 36 ports of entry that make up 90% of all traffic that comes into Canada during normal times.\nA total of 190 of those officials will be working across the country by the end of the year. \nThe Public Health Agency of Canada is working to also increase the number of screening officers that make calls to travellers who've come into the country.\nLaw enforcement officers will follow up those calls with visits if people can't be reached or are suspected of not doing the 14-day quarantine. \nFines for not complying range from $1,000 to $750,000 and up to 6 months in prison to up to $1 million and three years in jail.\nThe border closure agreement between Canada and the U.S. is set to expire on October 21.\nSome U.S. senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking that restrictions at the Canadian border be eased.\nAn international travel ban that restricts non-citizens and non-permanent residents from entering the country has been extended to October 31.