Canada suspends flights to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the rest of the Caribbean until April 30
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday the suspension of all flights to Mexico and the Caribbean until April 30.
The new restrictions, in response to the most contagious variants of the Coronavirus, include: All travelers who arrive in Canada must quarantine for a period of 14 days In a hotel at your expense.
All persons returning to Canada will be required to undergo a PCR test before boarding and again upon arrival at the airport.
“Travelers should wait for their test results for three days at a licensed hotel, at their own expense, which is Expected to be over $ 2000The prime minister said.
He added, “Whoever gets negative results will be able to follow-up the quarantine at home under tight supervision.”
He added that those who have tested positive should monitor quarantine in government facilities to ensure that they do not carry more dangerous variables.
Trudeau said the airlines are Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transa They will cancel all their services to Mexico and the Caribbean from next Sunday through April 30th. The premier said that they would contact their clients who travel to these areas to organize their return trips.
Starting next week, all international passenger flights must land at one of the following four airports: Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.
These measures tend to discourage holidays to avoid spending 14 days in the hotel upon return.
“It’s excellent. It’s a pity that they waited so long.” Dr Andrew Morris, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto, said, “They should have made a decision a long time ago.” “It’s definitely a step in the right direction.”