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May 28, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 28, 2021, PAX News – Canada finally has a framework for restarting travel, easing rules for vaxxed travellers. It needs to act now

https://news.paxeditions.com/news/opinions/ottawa-finally-has-framework-restarting-travel-easing-rules-vaxxed-travellers-it-needs-act-now The report on border testing and quarantine measures released by the federal government’s COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel on Thursday (May 27) is important. The study, compiled by epidemiology and virology experts who consulted with more than 60 health, public policy and border and transportation officials, outlines science-based recommendations that lend themselves to a safe re-start […]

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May 28, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 28, 2021, Western Aviation News – Airlines welcome border opening report

Expert panel recommends eliminating tests and quarantines for fully vaccinated people, laying the groundwork for eventual vaccine passport in Canada https://westernaviationnews.com/airlines-welcome-border-opening-report/ Canada’s airlines are welcoming an expert panel report that could pave the way for the country to reopen its border to global travel. The COVID-19 Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel makes several recommendations that would […]

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May 28, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 28, 2021, Travel Press – A Responsible Path Forward – WestJet, NACC Welcome Health Canada Expert Advisory Panel Report

https://www.travelpress.com/a-responsible-path-forward/#.YLEYzahKirZ WestJet and the National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) are both welcoming the findings outlined in the Health Canada Testing and Screening Expert Advisory Panel in the Border Measures Report that was released yesterday (May 27). Ed Sims, WestJet’s president and CEO, said following the report’s release: “Over the past 15 months, WestJet has been requesting […]

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May 27, 2021 • News Releases

Canada’s Major Airlines Welcome Report Released by Health Canada Calling for Major Changes to Travel and Border Measures

Expert Advisory Panel recommends elimination of quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers, changes to testing and screening, and elimination of hotel quarantine policy    Ottawa, May 27, 2021 – Mike McNaney, President and CEO of the National Airlines Council of Canada, which represents Canada’s largest carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation and WestJet), issued the […]

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May 27, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 27, 2021, Travelweek − NACC thanks Alberta govt. for providing clarity, calls on feds to do the same

https://www.travelweek.ca/news/nacc-thanks-alberta-govt-for-providing-clarity-calls-on-feds-to-do-the-same/ OTTAWA — The National Airlines Council of Canada is applauding Alberta’s reopening plan. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced the plan yesterday.  Called ‘Open For Summer’, the plan could see almost all public health measures lifted as early as June 28, when 70% of Albertans aged 12 and over are expected to have received at […]

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May 27, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 27, 2021, CTV News – Federal advisory panel recommends end to hotel quarantine in Canada

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/federal-advisory-panel-recommends-end-to-hotel-quarantine-in-canada-1.5445641 OTTAWA — A federal advisory panel that provides advice to the government on COVID-19 testing and screening is recommending an end to the mandatory hotel quarantine required of international travellers entering Canada. The panel states that, instead, travellers must present a suitable quarantine plan and failing approval, they be required to adhere to stay […]

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May 20, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 20, 2021, CBC News − Too early to set a date on loosening travel restrictions, transport minister says

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/omar-alghabra-no-vaccine-passport-date-1.6035057 Omar Alghabra says Canada is still grappling with third wave of pandemic Transport Minister Omar Aghabra says he cannot yet commit to a date −  or COVID-19 vaccination rate benchmarks − for when so-called vaccination passports will allow Canada to ease travel restrictions. Speaking at a virtual news conference Thursday, Alghabra said decisions around […]

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May 20, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 20, 2021, Travelweek – NACC and IATA react to the EU’s plan to reopen without quarantine to fully vaccinated travellers

https://www.travelweek.ca/news/nacc-and-iata-react-to-the-eus-plan-to-reopen-without-quarantine-to-fully-vaccinated-travellers/ TORONTO — The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) is reiterating its call for the federal government to develop and share details of its restart plan for Canada’s airline industry and guidelines for vaccinated travellers. The NACC issued a statement from President and CEO Mike McNaney, in the wake of yesterday’s update coming out of […]

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May 20, 2021 • NACC in the News

May 20, 2021, iPolitics – Still no arrival date for vaccine passports: Transport minister

https://ipolitics.ca/2021/05/20/still-no-arrival-date-for-vaccine-passports-transport-minister/ Ottawa isn’t saying when it will allow Canadians to resume travelling freely, even though allies, with whom it’s been working to create a system of compatible vaccine passports, plan to ease their own travel restrictions soon. “No one more than I wants to see the restart of the travel sector as quickly as possible,” Transport […]

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