Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that a ‘limited exemption’ will be implemented at the Canada-U.S. border allowing immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents to enter the country.

“This is an incredibly difficult time to be apart from a spouse, a child, or mom and dad. We hear that,” said Trudeau.

“That’s why we are bringing in a limited exemption to allow immediate family members of citizens or permanent residents to come to Canada.”

These newly announced conditions will still require anyone who decides to visit a family member in Canada to quarantine for 14 days.

“If you don’t follow these rules, you could face serious penalties,” added Trudeau.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency website, the exemption will kick into effect as of 11:59 pm on June 8.

The Canada Border Services Agency website also outlines that an immediate family member refers to a person’s:

  • spouse or common-law partner;
  • dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, or a dependent child of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
  • dependent child, as defined in section 2 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, of a dependent child referred to in paragraph (b):
  • parent or step-parent or the parent or step-parent of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
  • guardian or tutor

According to Trudeau, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Marco Mendicino, will be revealing more information on this exemption later on Monday.