February 27, 2021

Canada is further encouraging non-essential travel with new measures

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his message of encouraging international travel, saying new measures would be announced soon.

On Tuesday, Trudeau said the country had implemented various measures to protect Canadians from COVID-19 last year.

“Canada’s borders are closed to foreign travelers, our border operations are strict and they operate. Now, a small rate [of cases] Caused by the return of Canadians to the country. But we know that each case is a case in point, and this is not the time for travel. All options are in the table and we will announce the new action soon. ”

Trudeau said residents should cancel plans to travel south because the United States has mandated that states require a negative COVID-19 test to fly.

The Prime Minister stressed that Canada has some drastic measures and has closed its borders to all non-citizens and residents since March 2020. Two weeks of isolation and a mandatory negative test are required before flying home.

“It simply came to our notice then. They save lives. “

When asked why the Prime Minister is waiting to announce the new measures, he said they are trying to choose the right path and not to disrupt the supply chains.

“When we look at new measures to ensure that Canadians can be protected, it’s complex. We need to make sure it’s done the right way.”

Encouraging non-essential travel is news that Trudeau is coming back late.

Last week he pointed to new measures, and on January 19, he told Canadians, “Cancel your trip.”

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“This is not the time to go abroad. If you plan to leave the country, please, on behalf of all Canadians, cancel your trip. It is not worth taking COVID-19 to Canada for a trip to the South or anywhere else, ”he said.

Earlier this month, the federal government implemented strict travel measures requiring all airline passengers traveling to Canada to present a negative COVID-19 test before departure for flight.