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Airlines Updates

04.08.2020 Air Transat in late-July 2020 filed initial changes to winter 2020/21 operation, which sees the airline continues to cancel all International service from Western Canada. Selected routes from Eastern Canada and The Maritimes also sees selected cancellation.

Following routes are no longer listed in winter season (mainly focusing for the period of December 2020 – March 2021), based on comparison of OAG schedules listing 12JUL20 vs 02AUG20.

Calgary – Cancun
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta
Edmonton – Cancun
Edmonton – Huatulco
Edmonton – Puerto Vallarta
Halifax – Montego Bay
Moncton – Cancun
Moncton – Orlando
Moncton – Varadero
Montreal – Cozumel
Montreal – Madrid
Montreal – San Andres Island
Toronto – Barcelona
Toronto – Cozumel
Toronto – Huatulco
Toronto – Liberia
Toronto – Rome
Toronto – San Jose (Costa Rica)
Toronto – San Juan
Toronto – Santiago de Cuba
Toronto – Santo Domingo
Vancouver – Cancun
Vancouver – Fort Lauderdale
Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta
Vancouver – Punta Cana
Vancouver – San Jose (Costa Rica) – Liberia – Vancouver
Victoria – Cancun
Victoria – Puerto Vallarta
Winnipeg – Cancun
Winnipeg – Puerto Vallarta
Winnipeg – Punta Cana
Winnipeg – Varadero

Additional changes to its winter schedule is expected in the next few weeks.

Published on 27.07.2020
Air Canada plans Boeing 737 MAX 8 Montreal – Dublin service in S21
Transat Adjusts Western Canada Schedule Winter 20/21

Published on 24.07.2020
Flair Airlines adds new domestic routes in late-August 2020

Published on 22.07.2020
OWG outlines Toronto / Montreal – Cuba schedules from Nov 2020

Published on 21.07.2020
PAL Airlines adds new domestic sectors from mid-July 2020

21.07.2020 Air Canada in late-June 2020 (30JUN20) announced regional service cancellations, as the airline cancels 30 domestic routes on permanent basis. Affected routes include the following.

Gaspe – Iles de la Madeleine
Goose Bay – Deer Lake
Goose Bay – Gander
Goose Bay – Wabush
Halifax – Charlottetown
Halifax – Fredericton
Halifax – Moncton
Halifax – Saint John
Montreal – Baie Comeau
Montreal – Bathurst
Montreal – Mont Joli
Montreal – Val d’Or
Montreal – Windsor
Mont Joli – Baie Comau
Ottawa – London ON
Ottawa – Fredericton
Ottawa – Moncton
Ottawa – Regina
Ottawa – Saskatoon
Quebec City – Gaspe
Quebec City – Sept-Iles
Regina – Saskatoon
Regina – Winnipeg
Rouyn-Noranda – Val d’Or
St. John’s NFLD – Deer Lake
St. John’s NFLD – Gander
St. John’s NFLD – Goose Bay
Sept-Iles – Wabush
Toronto – Kingston ON
Toronto – North Bay

Air Canada will no longer serve following markets: Baie Comeau, Bathurst, Gaspe, Kingston, Mont Joli, North Bay, Val d’Or and Wabush.

15.07.2020

Air Canada (schedule from 05JUL20)
Montreal – Boston 6 weekly E175
Montreal – Chicago O’Hare 3 weekly E175
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale 3 weekly A319/320
Montreal – Newark 1 daily CRJ200/900
Toronto – Boston 7 weekly E175
Toronto – Chicago O’Hare 13 weekly E175
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale 2 weekly A320
Toronto – Houston 7 weekly E175
Toronto – Los Angeles 7 weekly 787-8
Toronto – Newark 14-21 weekly CRJ200
Toronto – New York LaGuardia 10 weekly E175
Toronto – Orlando 3 weekly A320
Toronto – San Francisco 6 weekly A320
Toronto – Washington Dulles 7 weekly E175
Toronto – Washington Reagan 7 weekly CRJ200 (from 13JUL20)
Vancouver – Denver 6 weekly CRJ900
Vancouver – Los Angeles 6 weekly A320
Vancouver – San Francisco 5 weekly A319/320
Vancouver – Seattle 7 weekly Dash8-Q400

Air Transat
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale 1 weekly A321neo (From 23JUL20)
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale 1 weekly A321 (From 30JUL20)

Alaska Airlines
Seattle – Vancouver 7 weekly E175

American Airlines (effective 07JUL20)
Charlotte – Montreal 7 weekly CRJ900
Charlotte – Toronto 13 weekly CRJ900/A319
Chicago O’Hare – Calgary 7 weekly E175
Chicago O’Hare – Montreal 7 weekly CRJ700
Chicago O’Hare – Toronto 14 weekly CRJ700/E175
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Calgary 7 weekly E175
Dallas/Ft. Worth – Vancouver 7 weekly A321
Philadelphia – Montreal 11 weekly ERJ145
Philadelphia – Toronto 11 weekly ERJ145
Washington Reagan – Toronto 7 weekly ERJ145

Delta (effective from 07JUL20)
Detroit – Montreal 7 weekly CRJ900
Detroit – Toronto 14 weekly A321/CRJ900
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Calgary 7 weekly E175
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Winnipeg 4 weekly E175
New York JFK – Toronto 7 weekly CRJ900
Seattle – Vancouver 21 weekly E175

United (effective from 06JUL20)
Chicago O’Hare – Calgary 7 weekly E175
Chicago O’Hare – Montreal 7 weekly ERJ145
Chicago O’Hare – Toronto 14 weekly CRJ550
San Francisco – Vancouver 14 weekly A319
Washington Dulles – Toronto 7 weekly ERJ145

WestJet (following schedule has been extended to 04SEP20)
Calgary – Atlanta 4 weekly 737-700/-800
Calgary – Las Vegas 2 weekly 737-800
Calgary – Los Angeles 3 weekly 737-700/-800
Toronto – New York LaGuardia 5 weekly 737-800
Toronto – Orlando 1 weekly 737-800
Vancouver – Los Angeles 3 weekly 737-800
Published on 14.07.2020
WestJet delays Calgary – Rome launch to May 2021

Published on 13.07.2020
WestJet September 2020 Preliminary operations

10.07.2020 Canadian carrier Pacific Coastal Airlines on Tuesday (07JUL20) extended revised schedule into late-summer, as the airline expands interim schedule for the period of 26JUL20 – 12SEP20, compared to the period of 05JUL20 – 25JUL20.

Planned operation as follows.

Kelowna – Cranbrook 3 weekly
Kelowna – Victoria 14 weekly (Increase from 10 weekly during the period of 05JUL20 – 25JUL20)
Vancouver – Bella Coola 3 weekly (Service resumption)
Vancouver – Campbell River – Comox – Vancouver 17 weekly (Increase from 12 weekly)
Vancouver – Cranbrook 6 weekly
Vancouver – Port Hardy 6 weekly (Increase from 4 weekly)
Vancouver – Powell River 19 weekly (Increase from 12 weekly)
Vancouver – Tofino 7 weekly (Increase from 5 weekly)
Vancouver – Trail 6 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly)
Vancouver – Victoria 12 weekly
Vancouver – Williams Lake 6 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly)

Published on 09.07.2020
Pacific Coastal expands interim schedule in August 2020

Published on 07.07.2020
Nolinor Aviation launches OWG

Published on 06.07.2020
Air Canada resumes passenger flights from Ireland

25.06.2020 Canadian regional carrier Pacific Coastal Airlines last week further expanded its interim schedule for the month of July 2020, as the airline introduces additional frequencies for the period of 05JUL20 – 25JUL20, based on comparison to its initial plan.

Latest operation includes the following.

Kelowna – Cranbrook 4 weekly (Previous plan: 3 weekly)
Kelowna – Victoria 10 weekly (Previous plan: 6 weekly)
Vancouver – Campbell River – Comox – Vancouver 12 weekly (Increase from 5 weekly in June 2020; Previous plan: 9 weekly)
Vancouver – Cranbrook 6 weekly (service resumption)
Vancouver – Port Hardy 4 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Powell River 12 weekly (Increase from 6 weekly in June 2020; Previous plan: 9 weekly)
Vancouver – Tofino 5 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Trail 3 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020; Previous plan: 3 weekly)
Vancouver – Victoria 12 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020; Previous plan: 11 weekly)
Vancouver – Williams Lake 3 weekly (Identical to June; Previous plan: 4 weekly)

Published on 23.06.2020
Air Canada resumes daily London-Toronto flights as airport begins recovery

23.06.2020 Air Transat in the last few days further revised planned operation for summer 2020 season, as the airline completed schedule and aircraft update. Previously announced by the airline, the airline plans to resume scheduled passenger service from 23JUL20. Planned operation for the period of 23JUL20 – 31AUG20 as follows.

International
Montreal – Athens eff 27JUL20 1 weekly A330-200
Montreal – Bordeaux eff 02AUG20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Cancun eff 25JUL20 1 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Cayo Coco eff 07AUG20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale eff 23JUL20 5 weekly A321/321neo
Montreal – Lisbon eff 24JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Lyon eff 28JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Marseille eff 29JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Nantes eff 31JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Paris CDG eff 23JUL20 7 weekly A321neo/330-200
Montreal – Port-au-Prince eff 29JUL20 1 weekly A321
Montreal – Punta Cana eff 26JUL20 1 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Toulouse eff 23JUL20 2 weekly A321neo (2nd weekly scheduled from 16AUG20)
Toronto – Athens eff 26JUL20 1 weekly A330-200
Toronto – Cancun eff 25JUL20 1 weekly A321neo (A321ceo from 15AUG20)
Toronto – Cayo Coco eff 07AUG20 1 weekly A321
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale eff 31JUL20 1 weekly A321neo (2nd weekly with A321 from 09AUG20)
Toronto – Glasgow eff 25JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Toronto – London Gatwick eff 23JUL20 3 weekly A321neo (4 weekly from 17AUG20)
Toronto – Manchester eff 25JUL20 2 weekly A321neo
Toronto – Porto eff 26JUL20 1 weekly A321neo
Toronto – Punta Cana eff 25JUL20 1 weekly A321neo
Toronto – Rome eff 27JUL20 2 weekly A330-200

Domestic
Montreal – Calgary eff 26JUL20 2 weekly A321neo (3 weekly from 12AUG20)
Montreal – Toronto eff 23JUL20 6 weekly A321neo
Montreal – Vancouver eff 23JUL20 4 weekly A321neo
Toronto – Calgary eff 23JUL20 3 weekly A321neo (4 weekly A321/321neo from 12AUG20)
Toronto – Vancouver eff 23JUL20 3 weekly A321/321neo (4 weekly from 10AUG20, 5 weekly from 19AUG20)

Operational frequencies for domestic flights has been updated, with service reductions.
17.06.2020 Pacific Coastal Airlines recently extended interim schedule into July 2020, where the airline continues to operate 11 sectors within the Canadian Province of British Columbia. For the period of 28JUN20 – 25JUL20, the airline will increase operational frequencies on selected sectors.

Kelowna – Cranbrook 3 weekly
Kelowna – Victoria 6 weekly
Vancouver – Campbell River – Comox – Vancouver 9 weekly (Increase from 5 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Port Hardy 4 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Powell River 9 weekly (Increase from 6 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Tofino 5 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Trail 3 weekly
Vancouver – Victoria 11 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
Vancouver – Williams Lake 4 weekly (Increase from 3 weekly in June 2020)
17.06.2020 WestJet on Monday (15JUN20) extended interim schedule into the first week of August 2020. For International service, the airline’s planned operation for the period of 29JUN20 – 04AUG20 as follows.

Additional changes remain likely.

Calgary – Atlanta eff 29JUN20 1 daily
Calgary – Las Vegas eff 29JUN20 2 weekly (4 weekly from 05JUL20)
Calgary – Los Angeles eff 29JUN20 1 daily (4 weekly from 05JUL20)
Toronto – Cancun eff 29JUN20 1 weekly
Toronto – Las Vegas eff 05JUL20 2 weekly
Toronto – New York LaGuardia eff 29JUN20 6 weekly
Toronto – Orlando eff 29JUN20 1 weekly
Vancouver – Las Vegas eff 05JUL20 2 weekly
Vancouver – Los Angeles eff 29JUN20 1 daily (4 weekly from 05JUL20)

Published on 16.06.2020
Pacific Coastal expands interim schedule in July 2020
WestJet outlines July 2020 International operations

Published on 12.06.2020
Air Transat outlines S20 operations from late-July 2020

11.06.2020 Air Canada in the last few days further revised planned Northern summer operation for International service, between June and October 2020. Latest adjustment sees the airline filed schedule/aircraft changes up to 07SEP20, instead of 31JUL20.

Planned International service changes, excluding US flights, as of 10JUN20 as follows.

Calgary – Cancun eff 12SEP20 1 weekly 737 MAX 8
Calgary – Frankfurt eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9 (Previous plan: 3 weekly from 01JUL20, 1 daily from 01AUG20)
Calgary – London Heathrow eff 01AUG20 5 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 22AUG20; Previous plan: 400-seater 777-300ER)
Calgary – Tokyo Narita 
Summer seasonal service cancelled, previously scheduled 1 daily from 30JUN20
Montreal – Algiers Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Athens eff 01JUL20 Seasonal service, 2 weekly 787-8 (1 daily from 01AUG20; Replacing rouge 767)
Montreal – Barcelona Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Bordeaux Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Brussels 3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily A330-300 from 24JUN20, replacing 787-9)
Montreal – Bucharest Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Cancun eff 02JUL20 3 weekly Mainline A320 (1 daily from 01AUG20; Previous plan: rouge A321)
Montreal – Casablanca eff 01AUG20 1 daily A330-300 (Previous plan: 3 weekly from 02JUL20, 1 daily from 01AUG20)
Montreal – Cayo Coco eff 03JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (3 weekly from 31JUL20, 2 weekly Mainline A321 from 08SEP20; Previous plan: rouge A321)
Montreal – Cozumel Service cancelled until 29OCT20
Montreal – Dublin Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Fort-de-France eff 28JUN20 2 weekly Mainline A319/320 (3 weekly A319 from 02AUG20, 2 weekly A319 from 04SEP20; Previous plan: eff 07JUN20)
Montreal – Frankfurt 1 daily 787-9 (1 daily A330-300 from 24JUN20, 1 daily 787-9 from 08SEP20 instead of 01AUG20)
Montreal – Geneva eff 03JUL20 3 weekly 787-8 (1 daily 787-8 from 01AUG20, A330-300 from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Montreal – Lisbon eff 17JUL20 2 weekly A330-300, replacing rouge 767 (5 weekly from 02AUG20; Previous plan: eff 03JUL20)
Montreal – London Heathrow eff 01JUL20 3 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 400-seater 777-300ER from  08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Montreal – Lyon Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Marseille Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Mexico City eff 08SEP20 5 weekly rouge A319
Montreal – Montego Bay eff 09SEP20 1 weekly rouge A321
Montreal – Nassau eff 03JUL20 1 weekly A320 (A319 from 01AUG20, A220 from 12SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Montreal – Nice Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Paris CDG 1 daily 787-9 (400-seater 777-300ER from 24JUN20)
Montreal – Pointe-a-Pitre eff 27JUN20 2 weekly Mainline A319/A320 (3 weekly from 01AUG20, 2 weekly from 10SEP20; Previous plan: 1 weekly from 06JUN20)
Montreal – Providenciales eff 26JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (rouge A319 from 13SEP20; Previous plan: 1 weekly from 05JUL20)
Montreal – Puerto Plata eff 10SEP20 1 weekly rouge A319
Montreal – Punta Cana eff 04JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 3 weekly rouge A321 from 09SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Montreal – Reykjavik Keflavik Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Rome eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 787-8 (1 daily 787-8 from 01AUG20, 450-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Montreal – Samana eff 12SEP20 1 weekly rouge A319
Montreal – San Salvador (Bahamas) Service cancelled until 19OCT20
Montreal – Santa Clara eff 09SEP20 2 weekly rouge A321
Montreal – Shanghai Pu Dong Service cancelled until 24OCT20
Montreal – Tel Aviv Summer seasonal service cancelled
Montreal – Tokyo Narita eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 787-8 and 4 weekly 787-9

Montreal – Toulouse Planned new 5 weekly service from 04JUN20 cancelled
Montreal – Varadero eff 05JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A321 (3 weekly Mainline A320 from 02AUG20, 2 weekly rouge A321 from 10SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Montreal – Venice Summer seasonal service cancelled
Ottawa – London Heathrow eff 01AUG20 1 daily A330-300
Toronto – Amsterdam eff 02JUL20 3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily 787-9 from 01AUG20, 777-200LR from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Toronto – Antigua eff 01AUG20 1 weekly A320 (Previous plan: eff 12SEP20)
Toronto – Aruba eff 04JUL20 1 weekly A320 (2 weekly 02AUG20 – 06SEP20)
Toronto – Athens eff 03JUL20 2 weekly 787-8 (1 daily from 01AUG20; replacing rouge 767)
Toronto – Barcelona eff 01AUG20 1 daily A330-300 (replacing rouge 767)
Toronto – Beijing Capital eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9
Toronto – Berlin Tegel Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Bermuda eff 25JUN20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (6 weekly from 01AUG20, 5 weekly rouge A319 from 10SEP20; Previous plan: eff 11JUN20)
Toronto – Bogota eff 02SEP20 5 weekly 787-8 (replacing rouge 767. Previous plan: eff 01AUG20)
Toronto – Brussels 
New route begins on 25OCT20, 787-8 operating
Toronto – Bucharest Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Budapest Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Cancun eff 12JUN20 2 weekly A319 (4 weekly Mainline A321 from 03JUL20, 1 daily from 31JUL20, rouge A321 from 08SEP20)
Toronto – Copenhagen Service cancelled until 26OCT20
Toronto – Curacao eff 02AUG20 1 weekly A320
Toronto – Delhi eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9
Toronto – Dubai eff 01AUG20 3 weekly 787-9
Toronto – Dublin eff 01JUL20 4 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 31JUL20)
Toronto – Edinburgh Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Frankfurt 1 daily 400-seater 777-300ER (2nd daily resumes with 787-9 from 01AUG20)
Toronto – Glasgow Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Grand Cayman eff 12SEP20 1 weekly A320
Toronto – Grenada eff 06JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A319 (2 weekly Mainline A320 from 07AUG20, rouge A319 from 11SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Havana eff 08SEP20 1 daily rouge A319
Toronto – Holguin Service cancelled until 29OCT20
Toronto – Hong Kong eff 01AUG20 1 daily 777-200LR (Previous plan: eff 24JUN20)
Toronto – Kingston eff 16JUN20 3 weekly A320 (5 weekly from 03AUG20, Mainline A321 replaces Mainline A320 from 01OCT20; Previous plan: eff 02JUN20, rouge aircraft)
Toronto – Liberia eff 08SEP20 1 weekly rouge A319
Toronto – Lima Service cancelled in Northern summer season until 25OCT20
Toronto – Lisbon eff 15JUL20 2 weekly A330-300 (5 weekly from 01AUG20; replacing rouge 767; Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Toronto – London Heathrow 1 daily 400-seater 777-300ER (4 daily A330-300/777-300ER from 01AUG20, A330-300/787-9/777-300ER from 08SEP20; Previous plan: 2 daily in July)
Toronto – Madrid Service cancelled until 23OCT20
Toronto – Manchester Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Mexico City 1 daily A319 (2 daily Mainline A319 from 01AUG20, 2 daily rouge A319/320 from 08SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Milan Malpensa Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Montego Bay eff 20JUN20 2 weekly A319/320 (3 weekly Mainline A320 from 03JUL20, 1 daily Mainline A321 from 31JUL20, 1 daily rouge A321 from 08SEP20; Previous plan: eff 06JUN20, rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Munich eff 25JUN20 3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily 787-9 from 01AUG20, 1 daily A330-300 from 08SEP20; Previous plan: A330 in August)
Toronto – Nassau eff 03JUL20 2 weekly Mainline A320 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 4 weekly rouge A321 from 10SEP20, 4 weekly rouge A319 from 01OCT20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Panama City eff 09SEP20 3 weekly rouge A319
Toronto – Paris CDG eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9 (450-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Toronto – Port of Spain eff 10SEP20 2 weekly rouge A319
Toronto – Porto Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Prague Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Providenciales eff 01AUG20 2 weekly A320 (1 weekly from 12SEP20; Previous plan: eff 05JUL20)
Toronto – Punta Cana eff 04JUL20 2 weekly Mainline A320 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 5 weekly rouge A321 from 08SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Reykjavik Keflavik Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Rome eff 02JUL20 2 weekly 787-8 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 450-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Toronto – St. Lucia eff 04JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A319 (2 weekly A320 from 01AUG20, rouge A319 from 05SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – St. Vincent eff 02JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (rouge A319 from 10SEP20 iso 02JUL20)
Toronto – San Jose (Costa Rica) eff 12SEP20 1 weekly rouge A319
Toronto – Santa Clara eff 09SEP20 1 weekly rouge A319
Toronto – Santiago de Chile – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 02SEP20 4 weekly 787-9
Toronto – Sao Paulo Guarulhos eff 01AUG20 1 daily 400-seater 777-300ER
Toronto – Seoul Incheon eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9 (Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Toronto – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 15JUL20 3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 01AUG20; Previous plan: eff 01JUL20. 787-9 operates entire summer, instead of -8)
Toronto – Tel Aviv  3 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 01AUG20)
Toronto – Tokyo Haneda eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9 (400-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20; Previous plan: 3 weekly 787 from 02JUN20, 4 weekly 787 in July, 777 in August)
Toronto – Varadero eff 06JUL20 1 weekly Mainline A320 (2 weekly from 03AUG20, rouge A319 from 11SEP20; Previous plan: rouge aircraft in July/August)
Toronto – Venice Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Vienna eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9
Toronto – Warsaw Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Zagreb Summer seasonal service cancelled
Toronto – Zurich 4 weekly 787-9 (5 weekly from 02JUL20, 1 daily from 01AUG20, 400-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20)
Vancouver – Beijing Capital eff 15JUL20 1 daily 787-9 (Previous plan: eff 01JUL20)
Vancouver – Brisbane Service cancelled until 22OCT20
Vancouver – Delhi eff 01AUG20 1 daily 787-9
Vancouver – Dublin Summer seasonal service cancelled
Vancouver – Frankfurt eff 01AUG20 1 daily 400-seater 777-300ER
Vancouver – London Heathrow 4 weekly 787-9 (1 daily from 01AUG20, 400-seater 777-300ER from 08SEP20 iso 01AUG20; Previous plan: 1 daily in July)
Vancouver – Mexico City eff 29JUN20 2 weekly A319 (1 daily from 01AUG20; Previous plan: eff 17JUN20)
Vancouver – Osaka Kansai Summer seasonal service cancelled
Vancouver – Paris CDG Summer seasonal service cancelled
Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta eff 12SEP20 1 weekly A320
Vancouver – Seoul Incheon 5 weekly 787-9 (1 daily 787-9 from 01JUL20; Planned 787-8 for 01AUG20 – 07SEP20 cancelled)
Vancouver – Shanghai Pu Dong eff 15JUL20 1 daily 787-9 (Previous plan: 1 weekly from 06JUN20, 1 daily from 01JUL20)
Vancouver – Sydney eff 01SEP20 1 daily 777-200LR
Vancouver – Taipei Taoyuan Service cancelled until 27MAR21
Vancouver – Tokyo Narita 5 weekly 450-seater 777-300ER (1 daily 787-9 from 01JUL20)
Vancouver – Zurich eff 01AUG20 5 weekly 787-9

 

Published on 10.06.2020

Flair Airlines outlines 3Q20 Canadian network

Swoop outlines revised 3Q20 Canadian network

 

Published on 08.06.2020

Air Canada to resume flights between Toronto, Bogota starting in September

 

Published on 27.05.2020
Air Canada to resume flights to Phoenix in August

Published on 22.05.2020
Air Canada International operations as of 21MAY20

Published on 20.05.2020
Sunwing Airlines Domestic Canada network eff. late-June 2020

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Open for travel from Canada
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Canada.
  • This does not apply to passengers who meet any of the following conditions, provided they have not been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to coronavirus:
    • Nationals and permanent residents of Canada, and their immediate family members (a spouse or common-law partner and their parents or step-parents, dependent children, and their dependent children, and guardians or tutors),
    • Nationals of United States,
    • Passengers in transit through Canada (including those changing terminals within the same airport, but not passengers who otherwise leave the airport),
    • Passengers registered as an Indian under the Indian Act,
    • Passengers who hold written authorisation from a consular officer of the Government of Canada to enter Canada for the purpose of reuniting immediate family members,
    • Crew members,
    • Accredited diplomats or representatives of international organisations and their immediate family members,
    • Members of the Canadian military, visiting forces, and their immediate family members,
    • Protected Persons,
    • French residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon who have only been in St. Pierre and Miquelon, the US or Canada for at least 14 days,
    • Temporary workers who are holding either a valid work permit or a letter of approval issued by Canada, and with a valid job offer,
    • Students with a valid study permit or letter of approval issued by Canada, and they either reside in or are required to attend to their studies immediately in Canada,
    • Passengers travelling to provide an essential service or medical assistance in Canada.
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Flight Restrictions

published 13.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals of Canada;
– permanent residents of Canada;
– passengers arriving from the USA traveling for a purpose other than tourism;
– immediate family members of a national of a permanent resident of Canada. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism;
– passengers who do not need to obtain a temporary resident visa, and their immediate family members. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism;
– nationals of France who reside in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and have been only in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, the USA or Canada in the past 14 days. They must be traveling for a purpose other than tourism;
– Indians under the Indian Act;
– students;
– merchant seamen.
2. Passengers must arrive at Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR).
3. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
4. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Travellers entering Canada must present a credible 14-day quarantine plan. Information on what constitutes a credible quarantine plan is available on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known.

Effective 30 March, mandatory health screening is required for all flights departing Canada.

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

  • Canada Canada/US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

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    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]
    Everyone arriving in Canada is now legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

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    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    29.07.2020
  • Canada Canada/ US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended for another 30 days (CBC, 14.07.2020). BC authorities extend state of emergency through 21 July (VIA, 08.07.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]
    Everyone arriving in Canada is now legally required to self-isolate for 14 days. Heavy penalties apply if you fail to comply. From 15 April, you must also produce a credible self-isolation plan. An inadequate plan would include scenarios such as planning to stay with elderly family members or failing to have a set destination. Travellers who are unable to produce a credible plan will be placed in a quarantine location, such as a hotel, for a 2-week period.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]
    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (Vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    21.07.2020
  • Canada International Travel
    Closed borders on all foreign nationals, except for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents
    US-Canada land, air, and sea borders closure extended until 21 August, except for trade and essential workers crossing the border.
    Arriving travelers (returning citizens) must quarantine for 14 days.
    Individuals must have an isolation plan, a place with access to food and medicine and not living with vulnerable people ie individuals aged 65 and above or those with pre-existing conditions.
    In the absence of an adequate plan, officials can require the individual to self-isolate in a quarantine location for 2 weeks, for example a hotel.

    National Measures
    In Ontario, state of emergency extended until 22 July; most businesses and public spaces to reopen in Stage 3 on 17 July
    Stage 3:
    – Up to 50 people are allowed for indoor gathering; up to 100 people for outdoor gathering
    – The following remain closed and prohibited – amusement parks, water parks, buffet-style food services, performances at restaurants and bars, overnight stay camps for children, private karaoke rooms, contact sports, saunas, steam rooms, bath houses, oxygen bars, table games at casinos, gaming establishments
    – Child care centers may operate from 27 July for up to 15 children under strict operational guidelines

    In Quebec, wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces will be mandatory from 18 July

    Manitoba province extended state of emergency until 14 August
    Nova Scotia province extended state of emergency until 26 July
    British Columbia province extended state of emergency until 21 July

    Toronto and Peel enter Stage Two of reopening plan. Windsor-Essex remains in Stage One.

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    16.07.2020
  • Canada British Columbia authorities extend state of emergency through 21 July (VIA, 08.70.2020). Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on large social gatherings, where physical distancing is not possible; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars and restaurants in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service,
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. Non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports, and within airport terminals.
    The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Federal, provincial and local authorities may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including the requirement to wear a face mask or face covering in public spaces, closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.
    Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]
    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (Vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    10.07.2020
  • Canada Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020). Government to extend ban on most foreign travelers until at least 31 July (CBC, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

    British Columbia: state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on 21 July. (vancouver News, 08.07.2020)

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    08.07.2020
  • Canada Government extends mandatory quarantine until 31 August (Reuters, 30.06.2020). Government to extend ban on most foreign travelers until at least 31 July (CBC, 30.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students.
    At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website.
    Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information. Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020. Further information on COVID-19 measures for cruise ships and other passenger vessels is available on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/backgrounder-updated-covid-19-measures-cruise-ships-other-passenger-vessels.html].
    The Canadian authorities require visitors transiting through Canada to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) unless you are otherwise exempted (for example, if you have a valid Canadian visa or a permanent resident card).
    All air passengers must have a non-medical mask or face covering to cover their nose and mouth during travel. Passengers on all flights arriving at or departing from Canadian airport must demonstrate they have the necessary mask or face covering during the boarding process otherwise they will be stopped from continuing their journey. You can find further information on Transport Canada’s website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/transport-canada.html]. People displaying symptoms of coronavirus when they arrival in Canada may not use public transportation to travel to their place of isolation. They also may not isolate in a place where they will be in contact with vulnerable people, such as elderly people and those with underlying health conditions. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities. For questions about travel during the coronavirus pandemic, check the Health Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/corporate/contact-us.html]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    02.07.2020
  • Canada Declaration of Emergency extended in Ontario until 15 July, BC until 7 July (Newsroom Ontario, 24.06.2020). Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario until 30 June (Reuters, 17.06.2020). Border closure to all nonessential travel extended until 21 July (CBC, 16.06.2020) Manitoba government extends state of emergency for 30 days (CBC, 15.06.2020). US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    The Canadian authorities are now barring entry to Canada, including at its border with the US, to most foreign nationals. This exclusion does not apply to Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers, and some international students. Further details are available on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website [https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html]. At point of departure, air operators must complete a basic health assessment of every passenger. No passengers (regardless of citizenship) who are showing symptoms of coronavirus will be allowed to board. Further details and latest information are available on the Canadian government website [https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/initiatives/covid-19-measures-updates-guidance-tc/aviation-measures.html]. Only Toronto Pearson (YYZ), Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL), Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are operating international flights. Domestic flights, as well as flights from the United States, some destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean, and from St. Pierre-et-Miquelon, are currently not affected by this measure. You should check with your airline before you travel for the most up to date information.
    The U.S. and Canadian governments have agreed to extend cross-border travel restrictions to non-essential travel through July 21. Non-essential travel includes tourism, recreation, and entertainment. Permitted essential travel includes the following: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, immediate medical care, and safety and security. Land borders are operating at reduced capacity and with limited hours.
    Cruise ships with overnight accommodation allowed to carry more than 100 passengers are prohibited from operating in Canadian waters until 31 October 2020.

    Internal restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings; closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres; closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions; some public transport offering only a limited service; The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed.
    Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one.
    Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus. Check guidance for each province [https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/symptoms/provincial-territorial-resources-covid-19.html]

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    26.06.2020
  • Canada US Border closure to all nonessential travel to be extended beyond 21 June (CBC, 10.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.
    8. Passengers must arrive at one of the following airports: Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ), Vancouver (YVR).

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

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    10.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    – the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    – a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    – a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    – the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    – the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    This does not apply to the following passengers:
    – Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    – Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    – Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    – Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    – Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    – Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    – Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    – French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon who has not been outside Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon / Canada / U.S. in the last 14 days;
    – Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    – Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

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    03.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    To help curb the spread of coronavirus, provincial governments have introduced a number of measures. There are some regional variations, but they generally include: a ban on social gatherings closure of schools, colleges and many public facilities, museums, cinemas and theatres closure of bars, restaurants and non-essential stores in many cities and regions some public transport offering only a limited service The authorities are urging people to stay at home where possible, and many businesses are closed. Anyone showing symptoms associated with coronavirus will be barred from domestic flights and some inter-city train services. From 20 April, non-medical face masks or face coverings are required for all flights to and from Canadian airports. The Canadian authorities recommend the use of non-medical masks/facial coverings when it is not possible to consistently maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others, including on public transportation. Some local transport authorities are making this a mandatory requirement. You should ensure that you are in possession of a mask/facial covering when using public transport in the event you are requested by transport operators to wear one. Both the federal and provincial governments may introduce further restrictions at short notice, including closing provincial borders, internal travel restrictions, a provisional ban on temporary foreign workers, or mandatory self-isolation for people arriving from other provinces. You should comply with the rules and advice of local authorities in relation to coronavirus.

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    02.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members.
    – This does not apply to diplomats.
    – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers.
    – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020.
    – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada.
    – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person;
    b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner;
    c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b;
    d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate).
    – This does not apply to the following passengers:
    a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act;
    b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members;
    c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members;
    d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response;
    e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence;
    f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members;
    g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
    h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon;
    i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada;
    j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.
    7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping,
    essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    01.06.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include: a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; c. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest. 2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada. 3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter. 4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada. – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. 5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days. 6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada. 7. Passports issued to nationals of North Macedonia (Rep.) which have expired on 18 March 2020 or later, are considered valid until 31 July 2020.

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for nonresidents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    25.05.2020
  • Canada U.S. government extends ban on nonessential travel with Canada and Mexico shared borders through 22 June (Reuters, 19.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 21 June. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    21.05.2020
  • Canada

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers (exemption for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members; however, they will be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days) until 30 June. The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until at least 20 May, likely longer. However, essential travel and all freight transportation will be permitted throughout. Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry. Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but may be allowed to enter by land, rail or sea, where available. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine. There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    The provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (for some provincial border crossings) and Yukon require all domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days if they intend to stay; exceptions are made for those involved in commercial shipping, essential medical staff and family-related situations such as custody arrangements. All domestic air travellers must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those arriving for flights who refuse or do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed to non-essential travel. Highways 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also to non-essential travel.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    All provinces and territories have begun the process of reopening their economies, with each outlining its own rules. All are taking a phased approach and have announced plans for gradual reopening of businesses and services of between two and five stages, each stage lasting a period of weeks. In the most acutely affected province of Québec, schools, certain retail stores and businesses have reopened in all areas except for the province’s commercial capital Montreal. While it varies by territory or province, typical services slated for early-phase reopening will be medical services such as physical therapy and elective surgeries, seasonal businesses such as those related to boating, gardening and golf, retail businesses with outdoor access and outdoor gathering areas such as parks. In most of these cases, social distancing, mask-wearing and stringent sanitation guidelines will continue to be enforced after reopening.

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    18.05.2020
  • Canada

    International restrictions:

    Border closure for all foreign travellers not arriving from the U.S. until 30 June. This does not apply to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members.
    The Canada-US border will remain closed to non-essential travel (i.e. recreation and tourism) until 20 May.
    Foreign nationals or U.S. citizens arriving from the U.S. without COVID-19 symptoms will be allowed to enter Canada for essential travel only. Essential travel includes work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, shopping for essential medical supplies, seeking medical care and medical personnel working in the healthcare field.
    Once permitted entry, all travellers will be subject to mandatory self quarantine for 14 days, with the exception of essential medical staff or employees in the trade, transportation or critical infrastructure sectors.
    Any traveller showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be barred entry.
    Canadian citizens and permanent residents showing symptoms are prohibited from entering the country by air, but allowed to enter by land, rail or sea. Those entering must seek immediate medical attention and undergo quarantine.
    There are currently no known restrictions on individuals seeking to depart the country.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have restricted entry for non-residents.
    Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed for essential travel only. Highway 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also closed for essential travel only.
    New Brunswick has officers at each interprovincial land entry point meant to question travellers about their purpose of travel.
    Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter. As of 11 May, certain checkpoints in the province have been lifted; these are Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Chaudiere-Appalaches, La Tuque, Lanaudiere, Laurentians, Outaouais, Rouyn-Noranda and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.
    All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US.
    All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined.
    Provinces have begun the process of reopening their economies since 2 May. Each territory outlined its own rules. Schools, certain retail stores and businesses outside of Montreal have reopened in Quebec on 11 May, while parks have opened in Ontario.

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    14.05.2020
  • Canada Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario province until 19 May (CTV News Toronto, 06.06.2020) 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include: a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; -. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest. 2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada. 3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter. 4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada. – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act. 5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days. 6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island have restricted entry for non-residents. Highway 77 that connects British Columbia to the Northwest Territories is closed for essential travel only. Highway 97 and 37 connecting British Columbia and Yukon are also closed for essential travel only. New Brunswick has officers at each interprovincial land entry point meant to question travellers about their purpose of travel. Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter. As of 11 May, certain checkpoints in the province have been lifted; these are Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Chaudiere-Appalaches, La Tuque, Lanaudiere, Laurentians, Outaouais, Rouyn-Noranda and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US. All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined. Provinces have begun the process of reopening their economies since 2 May. Each territory outlined its own rules. Schools, certain retail stores and businesses outside of Montreal have reopened in Quebec on 11 May, while parks have opened in Ontario.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://ca.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-canada/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

    Published on 12.05.2020

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    12.05.2020
  • Canada Government extends all emergency orders in Ontario province until 19 May (CTV News Toronto, 06.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Canada. – This does not apply to nationals of Canada. – This does not apply to passengers arriving from the USA. They must travel for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose. – This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Canada, which include:
    a. the spouse or common-law partner of the person; b. a dependent child of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; c. a dependent child of a dependent child referred to in paragraph b; d. the parent or step-parent of the person or of the person’s spouse or common-law partner; or
    e. the guardian or tutor of the person. (membre de la famille immediate). – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada and their immediate family members. – This does not apply to diplomats. – This does not apply to seasonal agricultural workers, fish/seafood workers, caregivers and all other temporary foreign workers. – This does not apply to international students who held a valid study permit, or had been approved for a study permit, when the travel restrictions took effect on March 18, 2020. – This does not apply to permanent resident applicants who had been approved for permanent residence before the travel restrictions were announced on March 18, 2020, but who had not yet travelled to Canada. – This does not apply to the following passengers: a. Person registered as an Indian under the Indian Act; b. Person authorized in writing by a consular officer of the government of Canada to come to Canada to reunite with immediate family members; -. Person who is exempt from the requirements to obtain a temporary resident visa under paragraph 190 (2)(a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, and their immediate family members; d. Person who enters Canada at the invitation of the Minister of Health for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response; e. Person who arrives by means of an aircraft operated by Canadian Forces or the Department of National Defence; f. Member of the Canadian Forces or a visiting force, as defined in section 2 of the Visiting Forces Act, and their immediate family members; g. Protected person, under section 95 (2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; h. French citizen who resides in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon; i. Person or class of persons that the Chief Public Health Officer, appointed under subsection 6 (1) of the Public Health Agency of Canada Act, determines does not pose a risk of significant harm to public health or who will provide an essential service while in Canada; j. Person whom the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness determines their presence is in the national interest.
    2. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms are not allowed to board a plane to Canada. Passengers with Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms on arrival will be referred to Public Health Agency of Canada.
    3. Passengers who have been refused boarding in the past 14 days due to a medical reason related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) are not allowed to enter.
    4. Passengers must travel to Canada for essential purposes. Non-essential purposes include tourism, sightseeing, recreation, entertainment, social visits and religious functions.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Canada.
    – This does not apply to permanent residents of Canada.
    – This does not apply to persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.
    5. Passengers must have a quarantine plan upon arrival and are required to quarantine for a period of 14 days.
    6. Passengers who were in the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ are subject to a mandatory 14-day isolation at a quarantine facility upon arrival in Canada.

    Conditions and internal restrictions:

    Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Yukon Territories require all international and domestic travellers to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    The Northwest Territories and Nunavut have restricted entry for non-residents, and returning residents are required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Quebec has instituted checkpoints to prevent non-essential travel into the province. All essential domestic travellers from other provinces must provide government identification and supporting documentation in order to enter.
    All international flights will be redirected to Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) and Vancouver (YVR), with the exception of flights from Caribbean nations, Mexico and the US.
    All travellers coming to or departing from the country must wear a mask or other facial covering. Those who do not have one will not be allowed to board and may be fined.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/7e7d5729-00b1-4154-b268-18fffa3bd562]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/canada/staying-during-coronavirus]
    [[https://ca.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-canada/]
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