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Canada’s Airlines Are Calling On The Feds To Introduce Plans For Restarting Travel

They've suggested removing quarantine for all vaccinated travellers.

The country's largest airlines are calling on the federal government to introduce a clear plan for restarting travel in Canada, as more and more people get vaccinated against COVID-19.

On May 19, the National Airlines Council of Canada formally renewed their calls to resume international travel, after the European Union moved to restart travel for vaccinated tourists.

"Today's announcement in Europe demonstrates that the EU continues to take a science-based approach to the development of its aviation and travel re-start policy," read the NACC's notice.

The statement called on the prime minister to introduce a "similar and clear plan," outlining how Canada's travel and tourism sectors can begin to safely resume.

Noting that vaccination rates continue to climb globally, the NACC suggested "eliminating quarantine for international vaccinated passengers and utilizing a variety of testing options to reduce quarantine for international non-vaccinated."

The NACC represents many of Canada's largest air carriers, including Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet.

While Justin Trudeau has alluded to the possibility of travel by the summer, he has yet to announce any formal plans for easing restrictions or reopening Canada's borders.