Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced that main Canadian airways are cancelling their air service to solar locations, together with the Caribbean and Mexico beginning this Sunday till April 30.
The airways embody Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, and Air Transat.
Trudeau additionally introduced starting subsequent week, all worldwide flights will solely be allowed to land at 4 airports; Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal.
And in February, there might be a second obligatory COVID-19 take a look at for arriving passengers.
As they await the consequence, they are going to be required to attend in quarantine for 3 days at a supervised resort. The keep will price $2,000 per particular person – which incorporates the price of non-public assessments and the resort keep.
In the event that they obtain a unfavourable take a look at consequence, they will go house to quarantine with enhanced supervision. But when the take a look at is optimistic, they are going to be taken to a authorities facility.
Trudeau stated these “choices aren’t made flippantly” and are “knowledgeable, efficient choices that soak up all elements and their penalties.”
“My precedence is to guard Canadians,” stated the prime minister.
Trudeau additionally famous that Canada has had its borders closed to non-essential worldwide travellers for nearly a yr, has applied a two-week quarantine, and has requested for Canadian residents and residents to have a unfavourable COVID-19 take a look at consequence earlier than coming again to the nation.
Primarily based on the information analyzed, fewer than 2% of COVID-19 instances are linked to Canadians coming again to the nation.
“That is proof our present measures are working, however as I’ve stated, one case is one case too many, and we should keep in mind new variants,” stated Trudeau.
Trudeau added that the brand new extra measures are to stop the variants from coming into the nation, which scientists “are carefully monitoring.”
He stated that even one case of the variant that is available in might “trigger vital challenges.”
On January 19, Trudeau advised Canadians, “cancel your journey.”
“It’s not the time to be travelling overseas. If you happen to had deliberate to go away the nation, please, on behalf of all Canadians, cancel your journey. It’s not value catching COVID-19 and bringing it again to Canada for a visit down south or elsewhere,” he stated on the time.
Earlier this month, the federal authorities applied stricter journey measures requiring all air travellers certain for Canada to current a pre-departure unfavourable COVID-19 take a look at with a view to fly.