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Hong Kong Bans Air Canada Flights From Vancouver But Is Allowing Toronto Pearson Routes In

Passengers affected by the two-week ban have been rebooked and offered travel options.

Hong Kong Bans Air Canada Flights From Vancouver But Is Allowing Toronto Pearson Routes In

A two-week ban on Air Canada passenger flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong has come into effect.

According to a press release, Flight AC007 had a passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 on October 13, while another traveller failed to follow the Hong Kong local health rules by not providing health information.

As a result, officials in Hong Kong have suspended all Air Canada flights from Vancouver International Airport until October 29.

A spokesperson for Air Canada told CBC that passengers who were unable to be rebooked on to another flight within three hours of their original booking were being offered a refund.

Flights arriving into Hong Kong from Toronto Pearson International Airport are not affected by this order.

A 'Security Breach' At Vancouver Airport Let Travellers Go In The Wrong Door & Skip Customs

International arrivals will no longer be gated at B-Pier until "a new process" is tested.

Travellers on a WestJet flight from Los Angeles to Vancouver skipped customs as they went through the wrong gate in what officials are now describing as a "security breach."

A WestJet spokesperson told CityNews Vancouver in an emailed statement that the incident happened because a door was accidentally left open, which let travellers on the flight be directed right past customs.

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With rising concerns over the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, federal officials are reminding Canadians that Canada's travel restrictions are subject to change as the situation unfolds.

In an update on Tuesday, November 30, the feds introduced several new safety measures to address the variant, including increased COVID-19 testing at Canada's borders.

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A baggage handler at Vancouver Airport has given his TikTok followers a rare glimpse into how they stack travellers' bags for a flight.

The worker, known as @djsugue on TikTok, has already amassed 3.8 million likes and 75,000 followers for his videos from the airport.

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Travelling Between Canada & The US Could Get Harder Due To The Omicron Variant

Both countries are reportedly reconsidering their travel rules.👇✈️

Due to rising concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19, travelling between the U.S. and Canada could get more complicated again.

On Tuesday, November 30, Canadian federal officials introduced several new measures to address the new variant of concern, which includes increased testing at Canada’s borders.

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