New tests and quarantine principles for Canada could be in effect this week

Transportation Minister Omar Alghabra on Sunday told CBC that the new regulations could be in outcome by Thursday, February 4 and that Canadians must put together for the new fact.


The authorities last Friday stated that all worldwide flights will be allowed to land only in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, and that all travellers will have to choose a PCR exam immediately after arriving in Canada.

Arriving travellers will then have to wait around for exam results for up to a few days at an approved resort. Trudeau explained all those stays will cost $2,000.

If a passenger assessments unfavorable they can go house for the relaxation of their 14-day quarantine, the place there will be extended enforcement by private security corporations. Anybody who assessments positve will have to invest the relaxation of their quarantine at a governing administration approved facility, the PM said.

Trudeau also explained obligatory testing is coming to Canada’s land borders.

The Liberal goverment shocked the Canadian vacation world very last Friday when it introduced that Canada’s big airlines are suspending all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico from yesterday (January 31) to April 30, which is a critical time of 12 months for airways and tourism in each locations.

Trudeau said the deal was agreed to by Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat.

Alghabra on Sunday hinted that long-awaited, sector-precise help for the Canadian airline industry could be on the way.

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Transat on Friday issued the subsequent assertion:

On January 29, the Canadian government declared new actions for travellers to protect against the distribute of COVID-19. These incorporate the introduction of necessary COVID-19 tests upon arrival in Canada and new quarantine regulations, on leading of the actions currently in place.

Adhering to steps introduced by the Canadian authorities, we are suspending our frequent functions from January 29 to April 30, 2021. Take a look at our focused site for additional particulars on our repatriation flights.

Studies on the weekend said Transat will start off laying off pilots and other employees on February 11.

Air Canada issued the subsequent assertion soon after Friday’s announcement:

“Air Canada believes a collaborative strategy with the Govt of Canada involving all air carriers is the very best indicates to answer to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular provided problems all around the variants of COVID- 19 and vacation all through the Spring Split time period. By way of session we have founded an tactic that will allow for us to attain an orderly reduction in service to these locations that minimizes the impact on our customers and will assist important public health aims to control COVID-19. Technique-wide the incremental impression on Air Canada’s dollars melt away is not material presented the already reduced stages of passenger site visitors resulting from COVID-19 and travel limits,” stated Calin Rovinescu, President and Main Govt Officer at Air Canada.

Adhering to consultations with the federal authorities, Air Canada has agreed to suspend operations to 15 locations commencing this Sunday, January 31 till Friday, April 30. To enable ensure Canadians are not stranded overseas, Air Canada designs to work a range of a single-way commercial flights from affected locations following January 31 in get to return shoppers at the suspended locations to Canada.

Impacted clients will be made available whole refunds provided the providers are becoming suspended with no different available.

Suspended destinations contain:

  • Cayo Coco
  • Cancun
  • Liberia
  • Montego Bay
  • Punta Cana
  • Varadero
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Antigua
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Kingston
  • Mexico Town
  • Nassau
  • Providenciales
  • San Jose

WestJet issued the adhering to statement:

The WestJet Group today announced it would temporarily cease intercontinental flying to 14 solar places in Mexico and the Caribbean in reaction to a request from the Governing administration of Canada.

“The authorities requested, and we agreed,” claimed Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Even though we know that air vacation is accountable for significantly less than two for each cent of situations since the commence of the crisis, and even considerably less nowadays, we figure out the Government of Canada’s inquire is a precautionary evaluate. We also observe that the overwhelming greater part of quarantine exemptions, properly around 90 for every cent in point, are linked to land borders and not air vacation. We have responded to their ask for and will suspend services to places in Mexico and the Caribbean.”

Efficient Sunday, January 31 at 12:01 a.m. ET, WestJet will suspend southbound functions to the next locations till April 30. Around the subsequent two weeks, WestJet will function to provide our attendees currently in place back again to Canada.

Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Vancouver – Cancun, Mexico
Vancouver – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Calgary – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Calgary – Cancun, Mexico,
Calgary – Liberia, Costa Rica
Edmonton – Cancun, Mexico
Edmonton – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Toronto – Cancun, Mexico
Toronto – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Toronto – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Toronto – Kingston, Jamaica
Toronto – Montego Bay, Jamaica
Toronto – Liberia, Costa Rica
Toronto – Varadero, Cuba
Toronto – Saint Lucia
Toronto – Saint Marten
Toronto – Nassau, Bahamas
Toronto – Bermuda
Edmonton – Mazatlan, Mexico (Swoop)
Edmonton – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (Swoop)
Toronto – Montego Bay, Jamaica (Swoop)
Toronto – Cancun, Mexico (Swoop)

As a result of its Safety Above All system, the WestJet Team has executed in depth basic safety measures since the begin of the pandemic and as a result, there have been no documented circumstances of person-to-individual transmission onboard the airline’s flights.

“The pandemic has experienced devastating impacts on our really hard-working people today, and they have manufactured incredible sacrifices all through,” continued Sims. “The govt acknowledges how uniquely really hard strike our field has been and has acknowledged our initiatives to suppress the spread of the virus. We observe their words and phrases of assistance for our airline as a sturdy associate in the struggle against COVID-19.”

For company with vacation booked in the course of the impacted time period, WestJet will proactively notify them of their alternatives.