ACTA is calling on politicians to urgently pass a new bill for more support for the travel industry and independent travel advisors.
Incoming air travellers, including Canadian citizens and permanent residents, must self-isolate until they receive results of the test.
“It’s a setback for sure, but with all the government restrictions in place and high vaccination rates, it isn’t a major concern at this time”, said Brian Robertson, President, Canada West, Direct Travel.
Effective 26NOV, all foreign nationals who have travelled through South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini or Mozambique in the last 14 days will be barred from entering Canada.
The carrier is now providing guests with approved testing locations across the country as well as self-administered testing options for flights on WestJet and Swoop.
PCR border tests disincentivize international travellers to Quebec for local winter events and activities essential to the province’s economy, say tourism stakeholders.
According to the WTTC, U.S. travel is moving out of pandemic lows – and is expected to receive further year-over-year growth of 28.4 per cent in 2022.
In addition, Jean-Yves Duclos said that the federal government does not currently intend to include COVID-19 booster shots within its vaccine mandate.
In a shift to post-pandemic travel, presentations focused on offerings and information for media and travel professionals to pass along to clients, rather than COVID rates or health and safety issues.
Good news for family travel bookings this winter. 2.9m child-sized doses of the Pfizer vaccine are expected to arrive within days of Friday’s announcement.