Canada plans to lift quarantine on exempt travellers by early July

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:35:19 +0000

Canadians and exempt travellers who are fully vaccinated will soon have an amended quarantine requirement when arriving from abroad. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters that travellers who are already exempt from travel restrictions, will not have to quarantine for the full 14 days if they have received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Canada approves travel exemption for NHL players

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2021 14:58:33 +0000

The federal government is allowing National Hockey League teams to cross the Canada-U.S. border for the final two rounds of the championship playoffs. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino has issued a “national interest” exemption, allowing NHL hockey players to cross the border with a modified quarantine requirement. Teams can only go between countries using private planes. […]

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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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Canada introducing stricter travel restrictions amid rise in COVID variants

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 21:18:35 +0000

As Canada sees a surge in COVID-19 cases involving new variants, the federal government announced on April 22 that it will introduce tighter travel restrictions to halt potential spread and protect Canadians.  The travel restrictions include the banning of all passenger and cargo flights from India and Pakistan starting at 11:30 p.m. EST on April 22, 2021, for 30 days. However, cargo flights […]

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Robredo in quarantine after exposure to Covid positive close-in security

Credit to Author: Currie Cator| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 04:58:40 +0000

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Saturday disclosed that she is under quarantine after being in “very close contact” with a member of her security team who contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-2019). She said she was supposed to leave for Bicol after the rollout of the Swab Cab in Quezon City, but had […]

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2021 GDP forecast faces downgrade

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 16:20:12 +0000

Quarantine measures in NCR Plus seen taking toll on economy The Interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC) might revise downward the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for this year to take into account the impact of the more stringent quarantine measures imposed in the National Capital Region (NCR) and surrounding provinces, collectively known […]

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One year later: How the pandemic is affecting Canadian immigration

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2021 09:00:51 +0000

Days after Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced plans to increase immigration in 2020, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the world that the Canadian border would be closed on March 18— one year ago today— as a public safety measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Initially, the border was just supposed to be closed until […]

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Canada releases list of government-authorized hotels for quarantine

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:10:09 +0000

The Canadian government has released a list of some of the hotels that are approved to host international air travellers for the mandatory quarantine requirement. Starting February 22, international air travellers to Canada must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. They must then await the results of this test in a government-approved facility for up […]

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Canada releases list of 11 government-authorized hotels for quarantine

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:10:09 +0000

The Canadian government has released a list of some of the hotels that are approved to host international air travellers for the mandatory quarantine requirement. Starting February 22, international air travellers to Canada must take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. They must then await the results of this test in a government-approved facility for up […]

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