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Monday, March 16, 2020

Canada closing borders to most non-residents and international flights limited to four airports

Prime Minister Trudeau announced this afternoon that Canada is closing its borders to most non-residents of Canada. Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be allowed to return as long as they are not presenting with symptoms of COVID-19. In addition to Canadian citizens and permanent residents being allowed back into Canada immediate family members of citizens, diplomats, air crew and U.S. citizens will still be allowed to travel to Canada - again as long as they are not presenting with symptoms.

Also if you must self-isolate for 14 days if you arriving from abroad and all international arrivals will now be funneled through four Canadian airports - Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver as of Wednesday.

Trudeau added that he is encouraging all Canadians who are abroad to come home as soon as you can and that is some advice that should be heeded as most airlines are really cutting back their schedules or shutting down completely which it may be harder to get home in the near future.

Source: CTV News

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