Travel Restrictions

B.C. RCMP reveals locations of COVID-19 travel checkpoints

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The B.C. RCMP says it will begin setting up road checks to enforce the province’s ban on non-essential travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. The province implemented new travel restrictions in late April, which split the province into three zones: the Lower Mainland, the Interior/North and Vancouver Island. …

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B.C. to provide update on how recent travel restrictions will be enforced

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

B.C.’s public safety minister is set to provide an update Friday morning about COVID-19 travel restrictions in the province. Mike Farnworth is expected to give more information on enforcement related to the restrictions. Last week the province announced fines of $575 for anyone heading outside of their health authorities …

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Okanagan tourism operators offer ‘staycation’ incentives amid COVID-19 travel ban

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With B.C.’s travel ban keeping many would-be-tourists away from the Okanagan, local tourism operators are having to appeal to a different kind of clientele this season — the kind that doesn’t have to travel that far. “Everybody is learning to just kind of be creative and think outside of …

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B.C. couple concerned vacation rental’s refund policies create pressure to travel

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Public health restrictions to not travel between health regions has prompted many British Columbians to cancel travel plans. And in some cases it is leading to conflicts over cancellation policies and refunds, especially with short-term rentals. “We exchanged emails back and forth with the owner and they were very …

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Holidaymakers juggle disappointment, understanding as B.C. travel restrictions kick in

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Would-be holidaymakers are trying to find a balance between disappointment and understanding as the province’s new COVID-19 travel restrictions enter their first full day. “I do really need this vacation,” Tamara Tanner told Global News from her home in Saskatchewan. The 36-year-old carpenter had planned a special birthday trip …

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Families separated, weddings postponed: Atlantic residents hoping for travel bubble’s return

Families separated, weddings postponed: Atlantic residents hoping for travel bubble’s return

While the east coast — and the rest of Canada — grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, people from across the region are awaiting the return of the Atlantic travel bubble. Initially, the bubble was to reopen April 19 after popping back in November. Then, a new tentative date of …

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Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down – National

Confused about the new travel restrictions? Expert breaks it down - National

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19, but many people are still left confused. Vancouver-based travel expert, Claire Newell, recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current travel restrictions and what they mean for Canadians. Read more: …

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Experts warned of new COVID-19 variants. Why did Ottawa wait for stricter travel rules?

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When Debbie Grigg found out the highly contagious U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus was tearing through her mother’s long-term care facility, she was terrified. “My mom’s floor is really, really bad right now. It’s very, very scary,” Grigg said. “I feel for all the residents in there and …

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Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions – National

Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions - National

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory airport testing will be implemented in Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto — with Toronto’s testing now underway. These four cities will be the only locations in Canada funnelling international …

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Air Transat temporarily suspends operations, citing new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Air Transat temporarily suspends operations, citing new COVID-19 travel restrictions

Air Transat announced Friday it is suspending its regular operations effective immediately. The move comes after the Canadian government announced tighter COVID-19 travel restrictions, including requiring Canadian airlines to suspend flights to sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. The Montreal-based company, however, announced a complete suspension of all …

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