0129 – If you had a Caribbean or Mexican vacation in mind, forget it. The Canadian government is finally getting serious about air travel as it relates to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Our prime minister
has issued an edict that all Canadian travellers returning from overseas will have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport when they land and quarantine in a designated hotel for three days at their own expense.
Those with negative
test results will be able to quarantine for the remainder of the mandatory two weeks at home, while those with positive tests will be required to quarantine in designated government facilities.
Airlines will suspend service to all
Caribbean and Mexican destinations starting this Sunday until April 30.
Trudeau says it's important to further restrict international travel as more infectious variants of COVID-19 spread around the globe. In the coming weeks, non-essential
travelers will also have to show a negative test before entry at the land border with the United States.