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U.S. Expands Facial Recognition To Preclearance Locations In Canada

U.S. Expands Facial Recognition To Preclearance Locations In Canada

In addition to automating the process, the CBP notes that the process enables a ‘touchless’ experience, which is a pivotal benefit during the ongoing pandemic. Speaking on the announcement, CBP Director of Preclearance Operations, Clint Lamm stated: “In collaboration with our Canadian partners, CBP is excited to expand facial biometrics at Preclearance locations in Canada […]

WestJet says Air Canada Takeover Of Air Transat Will Result In Higher Fares

WestJet says Air Canada Takeover Of Air Transat Will Result In Higher Fares

Air Canada Takeover of Air Transat The historic toll which the pandemic has taken on the economy, and particularly the travel industry, does not come as a surprise to most. Unfortunately, the burden was too much for Air Transat, and it could ultimately not weather the storm. Consequently, the airline was left no choice but […]

Canada Announces 3 Tests and New Hotel Quarantine Rules

Canada Announces 3 Tests and New Hotel Quarantine Rules

New restrictions for incoming travelers to Canada including a new hotel quarantine and three Covid-19 tests will begin on February 22 announced Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday.  “We’re not trying to punish people, we’re trying to keep people safe,” he said. Here is everything travelers need to know about the rules that were announced […]

Air Canada Suspends 17 More Flight Routes

Air Canada Suspends 17 More Flight Routes

Subsequently, unions representing laid off workers called for government accountability. Regarding the matter, President of the Air Canada component of CUPE, Wesley Lesosky stated: “We appreciate the need for measures to prevent the spread of new variants of COVID-19 in Canada, but restrictions have to be accompanied by solutions. Instead of working with us, the […]

No cruises in Canada as it extends ban until Feb 2022

No cruises in Canada as it extends ban until Feb 2022

Canada is extending its ban on cruise ships through February 2022 because of Covid-19, effectively shutting down popular summer trips to Alaska for another year. The prohibition will allow authorities to focus on the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine and limit the spread of new variants, the government said in a statement. The decision is […]

Canada Will Now Require Negative Test for Land Border Crossing

Canada Will Now Require Negative Test for Land Border Crossing

Trudeau further declared that those unable or unwilling to present a test result will be given a fine of $3000 CDN, however, they will still be granted entry as they are already in Canada once they reach the land border. Regarding this, Trudeau stated: “You can’t prevent someone who’s standing at a land border crossing […]

Seabourn Looks Ahead To 2022 With Ultra-Luxury Voyages In Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England Opening For Sale

Seabourn Looks Ahead To 2022 With Ultra-Luxury Voyages In Europe, Alaska, Canada & New England Opening For Sale

Seabourn, the ultra-luxury ocean travel line, is looking forward to 2022 by opening a number of summer and fall voyages for sale on Friday, February 5, including Europe, Alaska and British Columbia, and Canada and New England. These voyages will provide travelers with the opportunity to rediscover the world while sailing on the line’s award-winning, […]

Canada Bans All Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Canada Bans All Cruise Ships Until February 2022

Alghabra added that the move will give health officials the ability to focus on what matters most including study of the new Covid-19 variants and the vaccine rollout in Canada.  “As Canadians continue to do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, our government continues to work hard to ensure Canada’s transportation system remains safe, […]

Air Canada Rouge Suspends All Flights Amid New Travel Restrictions

Air Canada Rouge Suspends All Flights Amid New Travel Restrictions

Air Canada Rouge which is a low cost subsidiary of Air Canada is suspending all flights amid the new travel restrictions announced by the Canadian government. “As a result of our suspension of all flights to the Caribbean and Mexico at the request of the Canadian government, we are again pausing our Rouge operations effective […]

Aeromexico Suspends Flights to Canada

Aeromexico Suspends Flights to Canada

Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disclosed new travel restrictions to combat the nation’s struggle with the global pandemic. These new restrictions include the suspension of flights to most sun destinations by WestJet, Air Canada, Air Transat, and Sunwing from now until at least April 30th.  Additionally, all international flights arriving in Canada may only […]

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