coronavirus travel

COVID-19: Calgary hotel association worried about ‘wrath’ from quarantined guests

Calgary hotel group worried about anger from quarantined guests

Some Calgary hotels are bracing for some new — and possibly irate — guests. On Friday, the federal government announced mandatory testing requirements at select airports for people returning to Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which means while the travellers wait for their test result, they’ll be forced to quarantine …

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4 major Canadian airlines halt flights to Mexico, Caribbean to slow spread of COVID-19 – National

4 major Canadian airlines halt flights to Mexico, Caribbean to slow spread of COVID-19 - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 31, 2021 7:27 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Four of Canada’s major airlines have suspended service to Mexico and the Caribbean as of …

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Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions – Montreal

Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions - Montreal

The travel industry remains one of the Canadian economy’s hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but over a year after the country’s first cases began appearing, most of its major sectors have received no specialized government support. “This is the worst time in airline history, and they’ve laid off over …

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‘I’m not afraid of COVID’: Why some Canadians choose to travel abroad amid a pandemic – National

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Despite countless travel warnings from health and government officials, Canadians are still jet-setting across the world during a deadly pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced new travel restrictions — including a mandatory 3-day hotel quarantine on the travellers’ dime — in order to help stop the spread …

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Edmonton woman cautions international travellers after receiving incorrect COVID-19 test

Nikki Mathis with her husband, Chris in an undated photo

An Edmonton woman’s return trip to Alberta went awry when she realized she got the wrong COVID-19 test. Nikki Mathis travelled to Dallas, Texas on Monday on a business trip. On her return flight, she flew to Calgary and planned to drive to Edmonton to quarantine. She tells Global …

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Airlines suspend flights to sun destinations until April 30 amid growing variant concerns – National

Airlines suspend flights to sun destinations until April 30 amid growing variant concerns - National

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s major airlines will suspend service to all Caribbean destinations and Mexico starting this Sunday until April 30 as more infectious variants of COVID-19 continue to spread. All international passenger flights must land at only four airports in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. “The …

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As Ottawa mulls more travel restrictions, CBSA has turned away more than 30K at border – National

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The Canada Border Services Agency says it has so far turned away more than 30,000 foreign nationals trying to enter the country during the coronavirus pandemic. It comes as the federal government faces growing pressure to crack down further on cross-border travel. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has warned in …

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Western University Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz to keep position after out-of-country vacation

Western University Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz to keep position after out-of-country vacation

Western University’s Board of Directors says Linda Hasenfratz will keep her position as chancellor after news broke she travelled out of Canada for a vacation during the pandemic. Despite saying her travels were “contrary to the directions Western has given its community for the past several months,” the school …

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Holiday travellers stuck at Dominican Republic resort due to difficulty getting COVID-19 tests – Montreal

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A Montreal couple and their two children who travelled to the Dominican Republic just before New Year’s now find themselves unable to get a COVID-19 test, which they need in order to board a plane back home. “It wasn’t such a big deal when we booked,” said Moira Coutu, …

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COVID-19: Alberta senator travels to Hawaii over holidays

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By Maan Alhmidi The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 7:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Sen. Scott Tannas says he has travelled to Hawaii during the holidays. In …

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