World news – Canadian airlines in Ottawa have agreed to suspend flights to sun destinations


Solarina Ho Writer


The federal government and Canada’s major airlines announced on Friday that flights to sun destinations will be suspended until May to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

Air Canada, WestJet, Sunwing and Air Transat will be canceling flights to all Caribbean destinations and Mexico from January 31 to April 30, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in a press conference on Friday.

The airlines will make arrangements with customers currently traveling in the affected regions to organize their return flights.

« We appreciate the work Canadian airlines and their frontline workers did to make air travel safer and bring Canadians home when this pandemic broke out last spring. » Trudeau said.

« Given the challenges we are currently facing with COVID-19 domestically and internationally, we all agree that now is simply not the time to fly. »

Trudeau said the government is taking tough action now and is committed to a safe restart of travel and tourism once conditions improve, « ideally later this year ».

Ottawa and the airlines will work together on the future of COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements, he added.

« This will enable the safe and gradual return to international air travel based on science and evidence. »

The new measures follow Trudeau’s announcement that all Canadian travelers returning from overseas will have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport if they land and quarantine a certain hotel at their own expense for at least three days. p>
Those who test negative are allowed to quarantine themselves at home for the remainder of the mandatory two-week period. Those who test positive must then be quarantined at designated government facilities.

An airplane is silhouetted as it takes off from Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, BC on May 13, 2019. (Jonathan Hayward / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Tracking every COVID-19 case in Canada

Coronavirus Vaccine Trackers: How Many People in Canada Got Recordings?

« Now is just not the time to fly »: PM Trudeau announces new travel restrictions

Canadian airlines in Ottawa have agreed to suspend flights to sun destinations

Ontario reports more than 1,800 new COVID-19 cases after a one-day surge

Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 transfer antibodies to babies: study

J&J one-dose shot prevents COVID-19, but less than some others

The EU regulator approves the AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults

After a third day of hospitalization, Quebec adds 1,295 new cases of COVID-19 and 50 deaths

Help Wanted: Expert advice on where Canadian job seekers should look

Should you double up your face masks? Experts weigh in

Italy wants to buck the trend by relaxing the COVID-19 rules

South Africa approves limited parasite drug use for COVID-19

Five doses per vial or six? Pfizer’s expectations do not match Canada’s reality, experts say

The highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19 is expected to dominate Ontario through March, according to the modeling

The rejection of insurance claims lets some COVID-19 sufferers plan “the worst”.

Full coverage at

The use of this website implies acceptance of the general terms and conditions and data protection provisions of &. Editorial standards and guidelines


Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos


Vidéo du jour: