Canada Suspends Flights from the UK for 72 Hours

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

The Government of Canada is closely monitoring the variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. More research is needed in Canada and around the world to better understand this variant and its impacts.

Given the high number of cases of a variant COVID-19 virus in some regions in the UK, starting from midnight on December 20, and for the following 72 hours, all flights from the UK will be prohibited from entering Canada. Passengers who arrived on December 20 are subject to secondary screening and enhanced measures.

Word of the Day:

Variant: a version of something that is different in some aspects from that same thing

More information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/12/canada-suspends-flights-from-the-united-kingdom-for-72-hours.html