Canada’s largest airlines are pushing Ottawa to adopt a clear plan for vaccinated travelers

Canada's largest airlines are pushing Ottawa to adopt a clear plan for vaccinated travelers

OTTAWA – Canada’s largest airlines are calling for a clear Ottawa plan to resume international travel again, as the European Union has decided to reopen its doors to vaccinated tourists.

EU ambassadors today agreed to a plan that would allow fully vaccinated travelers to visit the 27-nation bloc and ease restrictions on all travel from some other countries, considered COVID-safe19 .

Mike McKenney of the National Airlines Council of Canada praised the European Union for its “science-based approach” and said the federal government should come up with a similar plan.

He says that Canada should say when it will lift or adjust the travel ban on vaccines against COVID-19, as it has recently done in many other countries.

The board represents major domestic and international passenger airlines, including Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP, and WestJet.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said earlier this month that the G7 countries have agreed that a coordinated approach is needed for the recognition of COVID-19 testing and vaccinated passengers to resume international travel after the epidemic. Will be.

This Canadian press report was first published on May 19, 2021.

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