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Canadians Who Refuse To Wear A Mask On Planes & In Airports Can Get Fined Up To $5K

The rule applies to all travellers flying to and within Canada. 😷

Canadians Who Refuse To Wear A Mask On Planes & In Airports Can Get Fined Up To $5K

If you're preparing to catch a flight this fall, now is a good time to brush up on Canada's travel restrictions.

In a notice shared on September 21, Transport Canada reminded passengers that face coverings must be worn in all Canadian airports and on all planes flying to and within the country.

The government agency warned that "failure to do so may result in fines of up to $5,000."

The feds say that all air operators in Canada are required to notify passengers of the mask mandate and "receive confirmation that they have a face covering as early as possible during their journey."

Officials say that those without a face covering "won't be allowed to enter the restricted areas of the airport and continue with your journey," either.

Masks are required at all security screening checkpoints, at boarding gates, in communal areas in the airport and during flights when physical distancing isn't possible.

There are some exceptions to this rule, however. They include children under 2 years old, those who are unable to remove a face covering without assistance, and people who provide a medical certificate certifying that they are unable to wear a face mask for a medical reason.

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Air Canada is now offering a new way for travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test when leaving or returning to Canada.

On Monday, October 25, the airline announced the introduction of several new testing products, including self-administered COVID-19 molecular and antigen tests.

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There's new advice for travellers heading overseas, instead!👇

Although Canada has finally lifted its non-essential travel advisory, the feds still have some recommendations in place when it comes to heading abroad.

As of Friday, October 22, officials were no longer urging Canadians to avoid all discretionary travel overseas. This is the first time since March 2020 that Canadians have been given the go-ahead to take international trips.

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Canada Has Finally Lifted Its Warning Against Non-Essential Travel & The Old System Is Back

However, the warning still applies to a select group of Canadians.

If you've been waiting and waiting and waiting for the Government of Canada to stop discouraging non-essential travel outside of the country, today is your lucky day.

As of Friday, October 22, Canada has taken down its official global travel advisory which recommended against travelling anywhere in the world for a non-essential reason and a different system is up in its place.

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In a news release on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Transport Canada officials announced that as the COVID-19 situation in Morocco continues to improve, they will be resuming some flights.

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