Canada Says It’s ‘Up To You’ To Decide What Counts As Essential Travel Abroad
But Trudeau continues to urge against international vacations. ✈️
While the prime minister continues to urge Canadians tothe government’s website states that it's up to an individual to decide what counts as discretionary.
It is up to you to decide what “non-essential travel” means, based on family or business requirements, knowledge of or familiarity with a country, territory or region, and other factors.
Government of Canada
While non-essential travelby federal officials since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been put into place.
However, the suggestion to “avoid non-essential travel” remains non-specific.
A notice on the government’s website explains that the term means, “there are specific safety and security concerns that could put you at risk.”
While Canadians are advised to “reconsider your need to travel to the country, territory or region,” the page says it remains up to an individual to decide “whether or not you really need to be there.”
While the official rules remain somewhat ambiguous, Justin Trudeau has made it clear that international holidaysright now.
In a press conference this week, he urged Canadians tonoting that “no one should be vacationing abroad right now.”
His comments came just days after multiple Canadian politicians wereto vacation during the pandemic.