From this Sunday until 30 April Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat have agreed to discontinue the service to some sun destinations. Starting February 3, the airports of Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal will be the destination for all international passenger, private and charter flights, including the US. Travelers will have then to wait for their testing results at their own expense for up to three days at a government-approved hotel, which Trudeau claims will be more than 2,000 dollars.
If you have a negative test, you can complete your 14-day quarantine in the home and increase monitoring. Transport Canada said that cargo-only flights are to remain exempt, but “very limited exceptions,” The quarantine rules still apply to those who have been vaccinated outside Canada.
Canada will begin to require a negative test before entering the country border with the United States by non-essential passengers. In light of the reduced level of travel, Air Canada says decision will have little impact on their cash burn. Company President states that all refunds will be offered to the customers with booked flights to one of the 15 targets affected.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said that to suspend flights, the government looked at the most popular locations for holiday destinations, like Florida, he said. “What we’re doing is we’re calling on all Canadians to cancel their flights, not just to the Caribbean, not only to Mexico, to all destinations. We know that just one case of the variant that comes in could cause significant challenges,” affirmed Trudeau.