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Trudeau questioned about total travel ban, land vs. air restrictions

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada’s strict measures against international travel have been “extraordinarily effective” a protecting Canadians from COVID-19, and reiterated the federal government’s message not to travel, however he refused to rise to the bait of a total travel ban despite repeated questioning at today’s COVID-19 briefing.
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Testing, not proof of vaccination, should be the way forward: WTTC

Unvaccinated travellers must not be discriminated against as travel re-opens post-COVID-19, says WTTC President & CEO Gloria Guevara, adding comprehensive testing will allow free and safe movement for all.
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No vaccination, then maybe no travel – but Pfizer vaccine gets green light from Health Canada

Ontario residents who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine could face certain restrictions, the province's health minister said Tuesday, noting that the government will provide proof of immunization to those who get the shot.
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Here’s what provinces and territories are saying about the COVID-19 vaccine plans

The federal government says the largest mass immunization effort in Canadian history could begin as early as next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Ottawa expects to receive up to 249,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German partner BioNTech. Its approval is said to be imminent.
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COVID-19 vaccinations could start next week pending Health Canada approval

Vaccinations in Canada will begin next week pending Health Canada’s approval of the new Pfizer vaccine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.
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For clients who won’t travel until a vaccine is ready, here are a few tips

First it was the lack of insurance coverage for COVID-19 - but a raft of new insurance offerings unveiled in early fall eased those concerns. 
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Trafalgar’s CEO reacts to Pfizer’s vaccine news

TORONTO — The global tourism industry has much to celebrate this week following news of a viable COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Pfizer Inc., which is developing the vaccine with German partner BioNTech, said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results. It is now on track to apply […]
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“More difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau hints at new travel restrictions
Possible new travel restrictions “will make it much more difficult for Canadians to come home”: Trudeau
At his COVID-19 briefing today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reiterated his message against non-essential travel...
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“Smooth, on time and unremarkable”: WestJet marks 737 MAX’s return
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Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Guests and agents being notified of more Carnival cancellations
Carnival Cruise Line is extending its pause in U.S. departures through April 30, 2021 and cancelling Australian...
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