Transport Canada will allow 8 more airports to receive international passenger flights from November 30th.
“Strict government requirements for travel with vaccines, which will be fully implemented by Nov. 30, and proof of vaccination are creating opportunities for safe travel for vaccinated Canadians,” Transport Canada said in a press release on Tuesday.
New Canadian airports that welcome international tourists include:
St. John’s International, John C. Munro Hamilton, Waterloo, Regina, Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria.
“Increasing levels of vaccination have allowed us to safely reopen these additional Canadian airports for international passenger flights,” the Ministry of Transport told reporters.
Other airports serving international flights include Halifax Stanfield, Quebec City Jean Lesage, Montreal-Trudeau International, Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International, Toronto Pearson, Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
According to the TC, airports and the Public Health Agency of Canada have partnered to develop effective COVID-19 protocols to safely handle international travelers.
Keep in mind that all passengers 12 years of age and older and airline employees must be fully vaccinated by the same date. Otherwise, boarding will not be allowed.
Travelers using federally regulated transportation, such as the VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer railroads, as well as cruise ship passengers traveling 24 hours or more, will also be covered by the rule.
In February, federal authorities reduced the number of airports allowed to receive international flights as part of a scheme to discourage non-essential travel and somehow force crowds into certain areas — more supervised.
The objective was to prevent the virus from spreading to other regions of the country. The reopening of new airports would be determined by the government’s ability to manage its coronavirus pandemic.
Regarding the current status of COVID-19 in Canada, authorities said they “learned” from what happened in Alberta last summer, when the local government chose to withdraw the mandate from the mask and the health system was overwhelmed with new cases .
So, as provinces further relax COVID-19 restrictions, masks it should be among the “last things to happen, even with high rates of vaccination,” experts say.
To date, Canada has fully vaccinated 84.67% of its eligible population.