Flights from India and Pakistan Temporarily Suspended

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As the number of cases of COVID-19 rise around the world, the Canadian government is taking further steps to protect Canadians from COVID-19 and its variants. As a decisive action to protect the health and safety of Canadians, a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has recently been issued: All commercial and private passenger flights from India and Pakistan are temporarily suspended …

Quarantining in Government-Authorized Hotels

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In early February, the Canadian government announced stricter border measures and new restrictions to international travel to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and its variants in Canada. Air travellers must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test taken up to 72 hours before their scheduled departure time. As of February 21, 2021, at 11:59 pm ET, travellers, unless …

Canada Expands Restrictions to International Travel

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Be ready for new measures when you return to Canada by both land and air! For travellers arriving to Canada by land, as of February 15, 2021, all travellers, with some exceptions, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 molecular test result taken in the United States within 72 hours of pre-arrival, or a positive test taken 14 …

Second Instalment of the Safe Return to Class Fund

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced the second instalment of the Safe Return to Class Fund, which will make sure our kids and their teachers have what they need to stay safe during this tough school year. The second instalment of up to $1 billion is provided to the provinces and territories to be used for supporting adapted …

Canada Further Strengthens Strict Border Measures

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced that the Canadian government is strengthening the nation’s border measures to help fight the pandemic. Starting from January 31, 2021, non-essential trips to sun destinations – Mexico and the Caribbean – will be cancelled until April 30. To better control international flights, starting this week, all international passenger flights must land at …

Updates on International Border Testing Pilot Program

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We have mentioned about International Border Testing Pilot Program in a previous article: https://settlementcalgary.com/2020/11/04/details-on-international-border-testing-pilot-program/ There have been some updates since then. As of January 7 Travellers must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (either paper or electronic) to an airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. As of January 25 Border pilot participants must now remain in …

Negative Test Results Required for Air Travelers to the US

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Starting from January 26, 2021, all air passengers to the United States, 2 years of age or older, including those in transit, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to their departure for the US. American authorities will accept both antigen and molecular tests. However, Canada doesn’t accept antigen tests. Therefore, a …

Un test de la COVID-19 et un résultat négatif au test exigés avant le départ pour tous les voyageurs aériens qui arrivent au Canada

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À compter du 6 janvier à 21 h 59 HR MST, tous les voyageurs internationaux âgés de cinq ans et plus arrivant au Canada devront avoir été déclarés négatifs à un test de dépistage de la COVID-19 avant de monter à bord de leur vol. Ce test devra être effectué dans la destination internationale où se trouve le voyageur, moins …

Air travellers coming to Canada required to provide negative COVID-19 test

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The Government of Canada is requiring all air passengers who are 5 years of age and older to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada from another country, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST. A document showing a negative laboratory test result must be presented to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. The test …

Air Canada and Shoppers Drug Mart Collaborate for Pre-flight COVID-19 Testing

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Air Canada has announced a collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart to provide travellers with pre-flight COVID-19 RT-PCR testing. This will begin on December 7, those who are flying with Air Canada in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia will be able to book a COVID-19 test at participating Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Results will typically be available within 24-48 hours! But, the …