In a setback to airlines and hotels, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced new travel restrictions that are sure to hinder demand for travel and new bookings. The restrictions limit flights to sun destinations, and order quarantines at permitted hotels for returning travelers.
Prime Minister Trudeau announced the following new measures:
- Working with airlines, flights to sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico have been suspended until April 30th.
- Limiting international flights to Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
- Mandatory testing at the airport.
- Inbound travelers will need to quarantine at a hotel for three days, at their own expense, at an approved hotel.
- After receiving a negative test result, passengers will need to quarantine at home under increased surveillance and enforcement.
- Positive results will be quarantining in designated governmental spaces to ensure they are not carrying variants.
According to Prime Minister Trudeau, the total cost of mandatory testing at the airport and quarantines at hotels is expected to cost over C$2,000.