Canadian airports to remove pandemic measures for air travel

Posted: 29 September 2022 | | No comments yet

Monette Pasher, President of the Canadian Airports Council has issued a statement welcoming the removal of all remaining COVID-19 pandemic measures for air travel across Canada.

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) President, Monette Pasher, has issued the following statement regarding the removal of all remaining pandemic measures for air travel:

“Canadian Airports Council (CAC) welcomes the announcement from the Government of Canada that all pandemic safety measures, including mandatory masking, will be lifted for air travel on 1 October 2022. The aviation industry was hard- hit over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been forced to operate under a complicated and constantly shifting series of restrictions and regulations for over two years.

“We are very pleased that our members and industry partners will soon be back to normal operations and can focus on providing safe and reliable air travel experiences to Canadians and those wishing to visit our country. This decision will also help our industry get back on track to becoming a globally competitive one, which will improve our tourism and travel industry overall.”

Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO at Vancouver Airport Authority added: “After more than two years operating under a very complex series of changing regulations, the announcement is very welcome news for the travelling public, our community, and workers across the aviation sector. The removal of COVID-19 travel measures will improve passengers‘ overall travel experience, assist our frontline employees, and allow more people to reconnect with loved ones and tourism experiences across the province and country.”  

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