All Flights from Canada to the Caribbean have been Suspended by the PM Trudeau

January 30, 2021

On Friday, January 29, 2021, during a conference meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico have been suspended until April 30, 2021.

Due to the huge outbreak of Corona cases the ban was set in motion, a lot of Caribbean islands will be affected by this including Jamaica, the Bahamas and Barbados.

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Canadian citizens and visitors returning back to Canada will have to do a Covid test at the airport upon arrival in the country.

During his statement, he mention “Travellers will then have to wait for up to three days at an approved hotel for their test results, at their own expense, which is expected to be more than $2000 CDN,”

He goes on to say “Those with negative test results will then be able to quarantine at home under significantly increased surveillance and enforcement.”

The Prime Minister along with the Government and the airlines has all agreed to suspend some flights to certain destinations as soon as possible.

Trudeau said “They will be making arrangements with their customers who are currently on trip in these regions to organize their return flights.” However he said in the coming week, all international passenger flights must be landed at only these four locations:

–          Montreal

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–          Vancouver

–          Calgary

–          Toronto

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The Prime Minister said “We will also, in the coming weeks, be requiring nonessential travelers to show a negative test before entry at the land border with the US, and we are working to stand up additional testing requirements for land travel.”

The professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Andrew Morris, of the University of Toronto Stated this is a very good move, however it should have started a while back.

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