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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Ottawa to harden global travel limitations as omicron crises escalate


Key takeaways: 

  • Anticipated to continue advisory against non-essential global travel, sources state.
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau conferred new steps to restrict the spread of the omicron variant during a discussion with the premiers on Tuesday night.

Ottawa might toughen the International travel limitations: 

The federal government will declare fresh and expanded travel steps on Wednesday in a proposal to restrict the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant.

Multiple sources informed CBC News and Radio-Canada that the government is anticipated to continue an advisory against non-essential global travel, which had been in position for most of the COVID-19 pandemic but was calmly raised in October.

Sources state much more powerful steps were concerned with premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a Tuesday evening call. The suggested measures had whether to enforce a prohibition on all non-essential foreign travellers into Canada, including from the United States, and stricter quarantine and testing measures for travellers who are allowed into Canada, including returning Canadians and permanent citizens.

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Travel restrictions to be hardened by Ottawa

But no conclusion was achieved.

Sources state the plan is to restrict down the spread of the virus.

There was also a widespread deal among the premiers and the prime minister on the condition to dramatically boost the speed of third-dose booster shots.

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