Feds Say There’s No ‘Specific Date’ Planned For Restarting Travel In Canada

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Feds Say There’s No ‘Specific Date’ Planned For Restarting Travel In Canada

Feds Say There's No 'Specific Date' Planned For Restarting Travel In Canada

Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has revealed that there is no specific date set for travel restrictions in Canada to end.

Speaking during a virtual news conference on May 23, the federal minister confirmed that restarting international travel in and out of Canada will depend on expert advice and "data and evidence."

"These decisions will depend on public health... data and evidence. At this moment I can't give you a specific date," Alghabra explained, per CTV News.

"We're going to have all of these measures and all of these thresholds outlined in detail when we feel it's time to do so," he added.

The transport minister said Canada's travel and aviation industries will restart "when it's safe," but provided no further details related to when this could happen.

This came just days after the European Union announced it would allow fully-vaccinated travellers to visit, although it's not clear yet when Canadians will be able to enter.

Shortly after, Canada's largest airlines called on the federal government to announce an official plan to restart international travel.

Helena Hanson
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Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.