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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Palace: PH govt extends travel ban on foreigners until April 30

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 03:58:50 +0000

THE Philippines on Friday extended by two weeks a ban on foreigners in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic in the country, Malacañang said on Friday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the latest decision on travel restrictions was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of […]

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Health minister says it is not the time for travel as Canada enters third wave

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:28:52 +0000

Canada’s travel restrictions are set to expire on April 21, but with the third wave of coronavirus, it seems like they could be rolled over for another 30 days or more. Health Minister Patty Hajdu told reporters, “Now is not the time to consider international travel.” The health minister did not say when the border […]

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Canada announces new restrictions for travellers

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 16:55:04 +0000

Canada’s government is imposing new COVID-19 measures for incoming travellers. The announcements were made today by Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau and comes after several weeks of pressure from several Canadian provinces to implement tougher travel restrictions. Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing, and Air Transat are suspending all flights to “sun” destinations such as the Caribbean […]

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Canada extends international travel restrictions into February

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:42:14 +0000

Canada is extending restrictions on non-US international travel until February 21, 2021. The month-long travel restrictions extension was announced by federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair today. “Our Government will never hesitate to take the strong action needed to keep Canadians safe from COVID-19 while maintaining essential trade with our international partners,” Blair wrote in […]

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Travel ban for Covid variant extended, expanded

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:17:37 +0000

The government has extended until January 31 the ban on travelers from more than 30 countries with cases of new variants of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). The extension was approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said in a statement on Friday. […]

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COVID-19 screening pilot project launched at Canada’s largest airport

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Ontario is now offering free, voluntary COVID-19 testing to international travellers arriving and staying in the province for at least 14 days. The announcement was made at Pearson Airport, Canada’s leading airport, by Premier Doug Ford. The pilot project introduced by the Government of Ontario started January 6 and aims to quickly identify and stop […]

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NGCP: Covid travel ban to delay critical projects

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2021 16:19:17 +0000

The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines urged the government to allow its suppliers and shipments of essential transmission equipment to enter the country while observing safety protocols and complying with health standards to avoid delaying the completion of critical transmission projects. In a statement, the NGCP voiced concern over delays in projects aimed at […]

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How family members of TFWs can come to Canada amid travel restrictions

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2020 15:42:56 +0000

Family members of temporary foreign workers are not exempt from travel restrictions, but they may still be able to come to Canada. When we talk about “family members” here, we’re referring to spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children. These family members of permanent residents and citizens are exempt as long as they’re coming for more […]

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Canada extends restrictions on U.S. travellers until January 21

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:53:10 +0000

The Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential travel for another 30 days. U.S. travellers coming to Canada will be subject to the renewed travel restrictions until January 21, according to the new Order in Council. U.S. restrictions are now valid up until the same date as Canada’s travel restrictions on travellers from all other […]

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