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Nov 22, 2021 • NACC in the News

November 22, 2021, Pax News – Ottawa is “trying to solve one problem by creating another”: Industry reacts to nixing PCR tests for short trips

Click here for the original article While the federal government’s plan to allow fully vaccinated Canadians to return home without having to show a negative molecular (PCR) test for short trips is a positive step, it does not go far enough to help rebuild an industry devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, says the Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable. […]

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Nov 21, 2021 • NACC in the News

November 21, 2021, Travel Industry Today – YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE: Border changes fall short

Click here for the original article Ottawa is effectively installing “one-way” signs along the road to the Canada-US border, critics complained Friday as the federal government promised to stop requiring costly COVID-19 tests to enter the country – but only for Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning from short-term visits. As of Nov. 30, fully […]

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Nov 19, 2021 • News Releases

Major Airlines Acknowledge Government’s First Step Toward Elimination of PCR Pre-Departure Test for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Ottawa, November 19, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet) issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement that beginning November 30 the federal government will no longer require fully vaccinated Canadian […]

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Nov 19, 2021 • NACC in the News

November 19, 2021, CP24 – COVID-19 test requirement for short-term visits to U.S. to be dropped Nov. 30

Click here for the federal announcement and Canadian Press report WASHINGTON – Ottawa is effectively installing “one-way” signs along the road to the Canada-U.S. border, critics complained Friday as the federal government promised to stop requiring costly COVID-19 tests to enter the country – but only for Canadian citizens and permanent residents returning from short-term […]

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Nov 19, 2021 • NACC in the News

November 19, 2021, Travel Press – UPDATE: PCR Tests Dumped For 72 Hour Trips By Canadians

Click here to view original article Canada’s Health Minister, Jean-Yves Duclos announced that effective Nov. 30, 2021, fully vaccinated individuals with right of entry to Canada who depart and re-enter the country within 72 hours of leaving Canada will not have to present a pre-entry molecular test. The Health Minister emphasized that this exemption is only for […]

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Oct 26, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Re-Appointment of Hon. Omar Alghabra as Minister of Transport

Ottawa, October 26, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest national and international carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the following statement in response to today’s re-appointment of the Honourable Omar Alghabra as Minister of Transport in the new federal […]

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Oct 21, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome New Standardized Proof of Vaccination System for Domestic and International Travel

Ottawa, October 21, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest air carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet) issued the following statement concerning today’s announcement by the federal government of a standardized proof of vaccination system for domestic and international travel, […]

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Oct 11, 2021 • NACC in the News

October 11, 2021, CTV News – U.S. to accept travellers immunized with vaccines approved by WHO, FDA, says CDC

Click here to view original article Canadians immunized against COVID-19 with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can visit the United States when new travel regulations come into play next month, but it’s not yet clear whether those with mixed doses will make the cut. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday travellers will be […]

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Oct 10, 2021 • NACC in the News

October 10, 2021, CTV News – Expect vaccine passports for travel ‘in the next couple of months’: LeBlanc

Click here to view original article OTTAWA — It could still be a while before Canadians can access a singular proof-of-vaccination system for international travel, according to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, LeBlanc said that while Ottawa is still aiming for a “fall” timeline to implement […]

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