Justin Trudeau Is Urging Canadians To Cancel Their Upcoming Vacations Abroad

He says new restrictions could be implemented with no notice.
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Canada's Travel Rules Are Subject To Change & Trudeau Wants Us To Cancel Vacations Abroad

The prime minister is urging Canadians to avoid all non-essential trips abroad right now, as he says Canada’s travel rules are subject to change with no notice at all.

During a press conference on Tuesday, January 19, he warned that taking vacations overseas is just too risky right now.

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Speaking in French, per CTV News, Trudeau urged anyone who has booked a trip abroad to consider cancelling it ASAP.

He explained that going on vacation was not worth contracting COVID-19 or potentially getting stuck outside Canada and being unable to return home.

The PM confirmed that the federal government was monitoring new COVID-19 virus variants in different countries, like the U.K. and Brazil, and would be willing to impose new restrictions without any notice at all.

This would be in addition to Canada’s existing travel rules, which now require all incoming air passengers to provide a negative COVID-19 test prior to boarding.

The mandatory two-week quarantine period that all incoming travellers must adhere to also still applies.

While there is no outright travel ban in place, the federal government and public health officials continue to urge Canadians to avoid discretionary travel.

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