Category Archives: Travel

Truckers call on B.C. government to ensure dangerous highways cleaned

VANCOUVER — A group representing truck drivers is calling on the B.C. government to ensure highways are cleared of snow and dangerous potholes are fixed or goods will no longer be transported. Ajay Toor, who speaks for the West Coast Trucking

Border agency closes two Atlantic offices due to COVID-19 infections, close contacts

OTTAWA — Canada's border agency said it is temporarily closing two ports of entry in the Atlantic region due to COVID-19. The Canada Border Services Agency said the affected offices are in Bathurst, N.B., and Charlottetown, P.E.I. CBSA spokeswoman Judi...

Northwest Territories loosens COVID-19 isolation requirements, increases testing

YELLOWKNIFE — Northwest Territories parents with partially vaccinated children no longer need to self-isolate for COVID-19 when they return from travel. N.W.T. chief public health officer Dr. Kami Kandola announced that more testing options are being a...

Conservative MPs free to travel internationally, Liberal, NDP MPs must stay home

OTTAWA — Conservative MPs will be free to travel internationally over the holidays while their Liberal and NDP counterparts have been told to stay home.  Politicians jet-setting to different vacation destinations drew much attention last year as federa...

‘Now is not the time to travel,’ Duclos says as Canada warns against trips abroad

OTTAWA — The federal government is now warning Canadians against all non-essential international travel in the face of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19. "To those who were planning to travel I say very clearly, now is not the time

Ottawa extends exemption for Canadian travellers stranded in South Africa

OTTAWA — The federal government is extending, and slightly expanding, a travel exemption for Canadians trying to return home from South Africa. Earlier this month, the government lifted a requirement for Canadian travellers from South Africa to have a ...

COVID-19 resurgence forecast for Canada, worse if Omicron replaces Delta: Tam

OTTAWA — Canada is forecast to see a resurgence of COVID-19 and it could speed up even more if the Omicron variant replaces Delta, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Friday. New federal modelling shows that if it's assumed

Auditor criticizes pandemic border measure enforcement, other COVID-19 responses

OTTAWA — The auditor general has found Canada failed to adequately enforce border measures designed to keep international travellers from importing cases of COVID-19 into the country, just as the government reintroduces several stringent rules in respo...

Travellers who’ve forgotten to use ArriveCan app can now give details at the border

OTTAWA — Travellers who can't access the government's ArriveCan app, or simply forget to fill it out, may start to receive some clemency at the border after Canada's public safety minister gave new instructions to border officials to allow people

Testing better than travel ban ‘whack-a-mole,’ infectious disease specialist says

OTTAWA — An Ontario infectious disease specialist says there is evidence testing all travellers before and after they arrive in Canada will identify most cases of COVID-19 coming into the country. McMaster University physician Dr. Zain Chagla is highly...