Ontario asks feds to work with WHO on ensuring mixed COVID-19 vaccines recognized abroad

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2021 11:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has asked the federal … Read More

The privilege of pandemic private jets. How wealthy Canadians travelled during COVID-19

For the past 15 months, Canadians have been advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, but the definition of “essential” travel is open to interpretation and personal judgment. While … Read More

COVID-19: Air Canada wants dismissal of $26M fine from U.S. over unpaid refunds

Air Canada is seeking the dismissal of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s US$25.5-million fine over the airline’s alleged failure to provide prompt refunds after cancelling flights amid the COVID-19 pandemic … Read More

Over 270K Canadians got the Covishield vaccine. They may not be eligible for EU travel

Europe is starting to roll out its Digital COVID Certificate, a proof of COVID-19 vaccination program that could one day allow double-dosed Canadians to sip wine at a French vineyard … Read More

COVID-19: Transat plans to offer flights to nearly 50 destinations this winter

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 16, 2021 10:31 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Transat plans to offer … Read More

Quebec-Ontario border restrictions lifted as interprovincial travel reopens

Ontario’s borders with Quebec and Manitoba fully reopened Wednesday. A provincial order restricting interprovincial travel between those provinces expired at 12:01 a.m. READ MORE: Ottawa police billing Ontario government $850K … Read More

U.S. eases travel recommendations for 61 countries, including Canada

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased its travel recommendations for 61 countries, including Japan from its highest “Level 4” rating that had discouraged all travel … Read More

U.S. eases travel recommendations for many countries, including Canada

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan just ahead of the Olympics. The CDC’s new … Read More

Duty-free stores struggling as borders remain shut

Restaurants and retail stores have learned to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to survive — but one Canadian business sector says it doesn’t have that option. With Canadians … Read More

Duty-free stores struggling as Manitoba borders remain shut

Restaurants and retail stores have learned to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to survive — but one Canadian business sector says it doesn’t have that option. With Canadians … Read More

B.C. port communities could be impacted by U.S. cruise law, harbour authority warns

VANCOUVER – When the U.S. House of Representatives swiftly passed legislation amending a historical law that some say could have severe consequences for British Columbia’s port communities, it came as … Read More

Premier Doug Ford renews calls for tighter border controls to rein in COVID-19 variants

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford is renewing his calls for tighter controls on domestic travellers and those who arrive through land crossings, saying Ottawa has yet to respond to … Read More

Ottawa consulting on stricter border measures, won’t stop flights from India

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is indicating the federal government is looking at additional COVID-19 measures to protect international borders but won’t stop flights into Canada from India. In an interview … Read More

COVID-19 worse for tourism industry than SARS, 9/11 and financial crisis combined: report

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s tourism industry is facing a crisis greater than the combined impacts of Sept. 11, 2001, the SARS outbreak and the global financial … Read More

COVID-19 fears hit Labrador with presumed case in fly-in Indigenous community

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 18, 2021 11:19 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health officials in Newfoundland … Read More

N.L. reports 48 new infections, 46 presumed cases as outbreak fears hit Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador health authorities reported 48 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, while a Labrador mayor asked for calm and compassion after a presumed positive infection was identified in his town. … Read More

Liberal MLAs call on B.C., Washington state to close Peace Arch Park amid increase in tents

The BC Liberals are calling on the B.C. government to work to shut down the only park in the country allowing camping for American and Canadian visitors amid the coronavirus … Read More

Coronavirus: Canadians visiting Hawaii in droves despite advice to avoid non-essential travel

It seems some Canadians can’t resist the lure of tanning on tropical beaches, even during a global pandemic and advisories to avoid non-essential travel. An online portal from the State … Read More

COMMENTARY: Not even SARS could prepare the hospitality industry for COVID-19

A virulent virus, worried travellers and a tourism sector on the brink. Sounds like 2020? In fact, this was the experience in a few global cities in 2002 and 2003. … Read More

For Canadians living abroad, a COVID-19 Christmas means difficult decisions

I first met Canadian Dave Mathews (not to be confused with U.S. rock star Dave Matthews) at a pub trivia night in London, earlier this year. He was sitting at … Read More

B.C. to require masks in indoor, public places and extend ban on social gatherings province-wide

British Columbians must now wear masks in all indoor public places, officials announced, as part of sweeping new measures to crack down on the province’s second wave of COVID-19. Provincial … Read More

Airport testing should come to Toronto if Calgary pilot project is successful, Doug Ford says

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a coronavirus testing program that will soon be in place at Calgary International Airport should be implemented in Toronto if the pilot project is successful. … Read More

Potential coronavirus exposure reported on 2 Air Canada flights from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax on Oct. 12. In a statement released on Saturday, NSHA said the potential exposures have been … 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

European vacationers face threats of sudden and ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules

At 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, the U.K. government issued its latest changes to its COVID-19 travel corridors “safe list,” i.e. countries from which travellers do not need to … Read More

Students coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic bubble to receive mandatory coronavirus tests

Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that post-secondary students coming to Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic bubble will be required to take three COVID-19 tests during their isolation period. Anyone … Read More

Study says most Atlantic Canadians not travelling outside of home province

A study found that the majority of Atlantic Canadians have not taken advantage of the Atlantic bubble since it was announced in July, with only two in ten residents, on … Read More

N.S. health officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is advising of potential exposure to coronavirus on a West Jet flight from Toronto to Halifax on July 12. The flight departed Toronto at 9:45 p.m. … Read More

These 4 Canadian airports now have temperature screenings amid COVID-19

Four major Canadian airports will begin taking passenger’s temperatures starting today as part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The federal government says temperature screening stations are … Read More

Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos

More than eight in 10 Canadians surveyed in a new Ipsos poll said they want to keep the U.S.-Canada border closed till at least the end of 2020. Hesitation to … Read More

Air Canada urges feds to ease coronavirus limits, calls for ‘science-based approach’

Air Canada is again urging the government to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions, this time by adopting a “science-based approach” that would open travel to countries with low risks of infection. … Read More

WestJet will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is ending its seat distancing policy on board its aircraft starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. The airline … Read More

WestJet, Air Canada will end physical distancing on flights starting July 1

The country’s two largest airlines are ending their on-board seat distancing policies starting July 1, raising health concerns amid a pandemic that has devastated the travel industry. Air Canada has … 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

China won’t respond to pleas to ease tension after call for coronavirus probe: Australia

Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the … Read More

With low coronavirus figures, Australia wants exemption to British quarantine rule

Australia, after bringing its coronavirus outbreak largely under control, said on Friday it is seeking an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving in the U.K. quarantine for 14 days … 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

New Brunswick to provide update on COVID-19

New Brunswick is set to provide an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic in the province Thursday, a day after confirming there are 26 cases in the province. Premier Blaine … 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

Coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine in Philippines leaves Canadians trapped abroad

Torontonian Melissa Woolfson and her boyfriend, Devin, are trapped halfway across the world after the Filipino city of Bacolod, where they currently reside, released an executive order, quarantining everyone in … Read More

As coronavirus cases rise, multiple countries across Africa close borders, cancel flights

Several African governments on Sunday closed borders, canceled flights and imposed strict entry and quarantine requirements to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, which has a foothold in at … Read More

Coronavirus continues to impact Canadian travel: ‘It’s definitely become more real’

Anyone attempting to arrange travel in and out of Canada is facing complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “France is sitting at around 4,500 cases at the moment and it’s … Read More