- According to Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the federal COVID-19 border restrictions have been extended until June 30.
- All visitors to Canada, regardless of immigration status, must continue to submit their health information via the ArriveCAN app before being admitted.
- According to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, many European airports have also faced similar delays despite having fewer travel restrictions.
The federal COVID-19 border restrictions have been extended until at least June 30, according to Health Canada and well as the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Foreign tourists will continue to be required to show documentation of being completely vaccinated by the federal authorities.
Unvaccinated Canadian nationals and permanent residents must still produce proof of a molecular COVID-19 test before to entering Canada, as well as undergo a 14-day quarantine period.
Before admission, all visitors to Canada, regardless of citizenship, must continue to submit their health information using the ArriveCAN app.
The declaration comes a day after a Conservative Party resolution in the House of Commons was defeated, calling on the federal government to eliminate all remaining COVID-19 travel restrictions.
The Canadian Airports Council has blamed the pandemic measures and insufficient staff for significant customs delays across the country, which have resulted in lines that are so long that airports can’t physically contain them in certain situations.
Despite having fewer travel restrictions, certain European airports have also experienced similar delays, according to Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. He stated that the federal government is contacting experts and other jurisdictions to determine when the border restrictions should be eliminated.
On his route into a cabinet meeting Tuesday, Alghabra told The Canadian Press, “There’s certainly a conversation to strike the proper balance, to guarantee that we have our eye on public health but also the mobility of our economy.” “We’re still talking about it.”
Source: CTV News
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