30 travellers entering Canada caught with suspected fake COVID-19 test results: CBSA

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says it has intercepted 30 suspected “fraudulent” COVID-19 tests from people seeking to enter the country. In a statement emailed to Global News on … Read More

Feds say Canada ‘needs to be part’ of vaccine passport talks as other countries race ahead

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says that Canada “needs to be part” of the coronavirus vaccine passport conversations currently underway around the world, as some other countries begin to plan for … Read More

Why COVID-19 travel insurance is turning into a vacation staple

COVID-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus. … Read More

No sympathy for snowbirds: Most Canadians support travel restrictions, Ipsos poll finds

As travel restrictions have clipped the wings of many snowbirds hoping to fly south to their Florida homes for the winter, the vast majority of Canadians support the new travel … Read More

Hotel quarantine for travellers to begin Feb. 22, Trudeau says

New restrictions for incoming travellers will come into effect on Feb. 22, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday — including a fresh hotel quarantine requirement. “Later today, Minister Hajdu, … Read More

COVID-19: Calgary man says he was given no reason for quarantine in undisclosed hotel

When Mitch Beaulieu arrived home in Calgary from a business trip to Florida on Jan. 25, he says he was whisked away by police and security in a van with … Read More

COVID-19: Calgary hotel association worried about ‘wrath’ from quarantined guests

Some Calgary hotels are bracing for some new — and possibly irate — guests. On Friday, the federal government announced mandatory testing requirements at select airports for people returning to … Read More

‘I’m not afraid of COVID’: Why some Canadians choose to travel abroad amid a pandemic

Despite countless travel warnings from health and government officials, Canadians are still jet-setting across the world during a deadly pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced new travel restrictions … Read More

As Ottawa mulls more travel restrictions, CBSA has turned away more than 30K at border

The Canada Border Services Agency says it has so far turned away more than 30,000 foreign nationals trying to enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as the … Read More

B.C. becomes 2nd province to identify South African COVID-19 variant

British Columbia health officials have detected what appears to be the second case of the new South African variant of COVID-19 in the country. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry … Read More

Employee’s vacation to Jamaica was ‘unacceptable,’ public health agency president says

The president of the Public Health Agency of Canada says it is “unacceptable” that one of the agency’s managers ignored advice and vacationed in Jamaica last fall. Iain Stewart says … Read More

WATCH LIVE: Feds unveil details of new COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers

New travel restrictions are coming into effect – mandating anyone flying to Canada to show a negative coronavirus test result from within the past 72 hours before stepping on a … Read More

Few will be exempted from new COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers, government says

New travel restrictions are coming into effect – mandating anyone flying to Canada to show a negative coronavirus test result from within the past 72 hours before stepping on a … Read More

Trudeau: ‘no one’ should vacation right now, quarantined travellers won’t access sickness benefit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for anyone thinking about taking a vacation abroad amid the pandemic: don’t do it. And if you do, he warned, Canada won’t foot … Read More

Tory MP ‘currently out of the country’ resigns from ethics committee

The Conservative chair of the ethics committee is stepping down from his role following revelations that he traveled abroad during the coronavirus pandemic – despite federal guidelines urging Canadians to … Read More

WATCH LIVE: Alberta Premier to hold press conference amid minister’s travel controversy

Global News will carry the press conference live on this page at 2 p.m. ET Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is set to hold a news conference today as controversy swirls around … Read More

No reprimand for Alberta minister after Hawaii vacation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Premier Jason Kenney has not reprimanded Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard after she took a vacation to Hawaii despite public-health recommendations against unnecessary travel, but instead issued a new “clear directive” to … Read More

Kenney ‘disappointed’ in Alberta minister who took Hawaii vacation amid COVID-19 pandemic

Premier Jason Kenney has not reprimanded Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard after she took a vacation to Hawaii despite public-health recommendations against unnecessary travel, but instead issued a new “clear directive” to … Read More

COVID-19: RCMP charge Alberta care home worker for allegedly failing to isolate after visit to U.S.

An employee at a central Alberta care home has been charged under the Federal Quarantine Act after the RCMP alleged they did not properly self-isolate following a visit to the … Read More

Planning travel? Think again, feds urge in coronavirus ad blitz

Thinking of taking a trip during the coronavirus pandemic? Think again, a federal advertising campaign worth a total of $850,000 is urging Canadians. Read more: Trudeau urges compassion amid worsening … Read More

Prime minister pleads with Canadians not to travel abroad, people do it anyway

In spite of warnings from the federal and provincial governments, Canadians are still heading down south for the Christmas holidays. Flights left from multiple Canadian airports for Mexico, Cuba and … Read More

Australia allows flights from New Zealand without quarantine as coronavirus cases fall

Hundreds of New Zealand plane passengers started arriving in Sydney on Friday as part of a new trans-Tasman travel bubble amid a rapidly falling growth rate in cases at the … Read More

WestJet cuts ‘just the leading edge’ if feds don’t provide aid to airlines: experts

As Canada grapples with a second wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic, experts say the airline industry needs aid from the government quickly, if it is going to recover. On … Read More

Coronavirus: Germany lifts world travel warning but keeps it for many EU countries

Germany lifted its blanket warning against travelling to all countries outside the European Union early on Thursday, although little is likely to change for most travellers under the new regulation. … Read More

European airlines look at fast-acting coronavirus tests to restore faith in air travel

European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight COVID-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers’ confidence in taking to the skies in confined spaces … Read More

Coronavirus: Canada’s airlines agree to new rules to help with contact tracing

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 11, 2020 4:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — Transport Minister Marc … Read More

U.S.-Canada border crossings are increasing. Here’s what needs to happen to keep COVID-19 out

As the United States grapples with an avalanche of new cases of the novel coronavirus, the border between the country and Canada remains closed to non-essential travel.  But even with … Read More

Coronavirus: Britain to lift travel quarantine rule for ‘lower risk’ countries

The British government said Friday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from a number of countries deemed “lower risk” for the coronavirus, including France, Spain, Germany and … Read More

European borders begin to loosen but travel won’t return to pre-COVID-19 levels yet

European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a patchwork of restrictions elsewhere and new ways of working mean pre-pandemic levels of travel … Read More

Greece’s strict lockdown kept coronavirus deaths under 200. Now it wants to reopen

The Greek island of Mykonos’ newest bar-restaurant, Pelican, seemed to appear from nowhere. Tables, light fixtures and staff members with matching black face masks were still being slotted into place … Read More

Coronavirus: Europe’s first ‘travel bubble’ is between Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia opened their borders to each other at the stroke of midnight, creating the first “travel bubble” within the European Union in a bid to jump-start economies … Read More

Major U.S. airlines want temperature checks for passengers during coronavirus pandemic

A major U.S. airline trade group on Saturday said it backed the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checking the temperatures of passengers and customer-facing employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines … Read More

China reports first locally transmitted coronavirus case in 3 days, clampdown on flights

Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights, for fear travelers could … Read More

China reports 67 new coronavirus cases, all from international travel

Mainland China reported a second consecutive day of no new local coronavirus infections as the epicenter of the epidemic Hubei province opened its borders, but imported cases rose as Beijing … Read More

China’s imported coronavirus cases jump again as students, expats flock home

China reported a new record rise in imported coronavirus cases on Friday as expatriates returned home from the United States and Europe, sparking fears of a second wave of infections … Read More

As coronavirus pandemic grows, U.S. warns its citizens against overseas travel

The Trump administration has upgraded its already dire warning to Americans against all international travel as the coronavirus outbreak spreads. At the same time, the State Department disclosed the first … Read More

Air Canada to suspend most U.S., international flights amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted March 18, 2020 9:21 pm Updated March 18, 2020 9:22 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada says it … Read More

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