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Canada Set to Reopen 8 More Airports for International Flights

Published on : November 3, 2021


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  • Reopening Airports
  • International Travel

The Canadian government is all set to reopen eight more airports for international travel from November 30, which is the same day that aircrew and passengers have to prove complete vaccination to depart from the country.

This move is very beneficial for Indian citizens moving to Canada as there is more access to reach their destination. The Canadian government announced the same in a press release.

Reopening Airports

The Canadian Transport Minister, Omar Alghabra, said in a media release that “Increased vaccination levels have allowed us to safely re-open these additional Canadian airports to international passenger flights.”

“This measure will help ensure that travellers are able to access more regional airports for their international travels this winter while continuing to support the Government of Canada’s measured approach to re-opening our border,” he added.

The airports that are reopening are:

  • St. John’s International
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International 
  • Region of Waterloo International
  • Regina International
  • Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International
  • Kelowna International
  • Abbotsford International
  • Victoria International

These join the list of 10 airports that have already reopened for international flights as of yet:

  • Halifax Stanfield International
  • Québec City Jean Lesage International
  • Montréal-Trudeau International
  • Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International
  • Toronto Pearson International
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre
  • Winnipeg James/Armstrong Richardson International
  • Edmonton International
  • Calgary International
  • Vancouver International

International Travel

More airports may start reopening soon for international travel on the recommendations of Health Canada. These will depend on the operational capacity and demand of these airports and the status of the pandemic.

As stated above, international travellers and aircrew departing from Canada must be fully vaccinated to be able to do so from November 30. 

The government has started phasing this security measure from October 30 and has notified these parties to get vaccinated by the end of the month.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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