Rules for driving to Canada from the U.S. during the pandemic

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 11:00:11 +0000

After nearly a year and a half, Canada is reopening to fully-vaccinated U.S. tourists as of 12:01 Eastern Time on August 9. For now, the new rules only apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, specifically. All other nationals are expected to be let in on September 7, pending the state of the pandemic at […]

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U.S. tourists to Canada: Do you have a criminal record?

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:30:14 +0000

Fully-vaccinated tourists from the United States will be able to travel to Canada effective August 9, 2021. The exemption will apply to U.S. citizens and permanent residents currently living in the U.S. They must have been completed their vaccination at least two weeks before coming to Canada. Canada will not require all visitors to take […]

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Flying Smoothly: A Canadian Guide for International Airline Staff

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Sun, 04 Jul 2021 09:00:28 +0000

With vaccination campaigns ramping up, and pent-up travellers seeking an outlet, the international airline industry is poised to return to life. Stock in Air Canada, for example, posted a 10.5% gain in May 2021. In early June, meanwhile, the company announced it was re-activating more than 2,600 jobs which it had to eliminate at the […]

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What vaccinated travellers need to know before entering Canada

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2021 09:00:27 +0000

As part of Canada’s phased approach to easing border measures, fully vaccinated travellers who are exempt from travel restrictions will not need to quarantine nor will they need to take a COVID-19 test on day-8, beginning on July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Vaccinated travellers coming to Canada before that date will still need to quarantine. […]

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When will Canada lift its travel ban on India?

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 05:00:10 +0000

Last week, Canada extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India until July 21, 2021. Canada first introduced the travel ban on both India and Pakistan on April 22 amid concerns about rising cases of COVID-19 variants. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer had said that the variant in India shows […]

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Canada’s travel ban from India extended

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2021 13:59:32 +0000

Canada has extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India until July 21, 2021, but not from Pakistan. The travel ban from both countries first went into place on April 22 for 30 days, until May 22, and was extended another 30 days until June 21. Cargo flights carrying vaccines […]

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Canada’s hotel quarantine should end, says COVID-19 panel

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Fri, 04 Jun 2021 09:00:32 +0000

The scientific panel that advises the Canadian federal government on COVID-19-related issues is now recommending ending the mandatory hotel quarantine.  Since February 22, air travellers to Canada have been required by law to check in to a government-approved hotel for three days upon arrival. They are required to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival, and stay at a hotel until […]

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Ontario mayors talk Canada-U.S. border re-opening with public safety minister

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 09:00:18 +0000

A meeting with Ontario mayors from border cities and the public safety minister suggests travel restrictions may start to ease on the southern border by the end of June. Mayor Drew Dilkens from Windsor told iHeartRadio that while the feds did not provide an official date, they are expecting enough Canadians to be vaccinated by […]

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Canadians not in a rush to reopen border

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 09:00:54 +0000

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government started planning for the Canada-U.S. border to reopen, but Canadians are in no hurry. Over three quarters of Canadians also agree that whenever the border reopens, travellers to Canada should show proof of vaccination. This is according to a poll conducted by Angus Reid Institute. The poll also […]

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Canada extends travel ban from India and Pakistan

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 15:48:51 +0000

Canada has extended the travel ban for all direct passenger and business flights from India and Pakistan for another 30 days, until June 21, 2021. The travel ban first went into place on April 22 for 30 days, until May 22. Cargo flights carrying vaccines and protective equipment will continue to be allowed into Canada. Passengers may still be able to come to Canada. […]

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