Aseases restrictions on fully-vaccinated , the and Industry issued a statement regarding the federal government’s changes to and border measures.
Earlier this week,announced easing entry for fully-vaccinated international starting on March 1 as COVID-19 cases declined, as per a report.
The new measures, which include dropping the mandatory testing upon entry, will be announced by the government oflater. will also remove testing requirements for fully-vaccinated who make short trips abroad less than 72 hours.
The globaladvisory for is also being changed. Previously, the government recommended against all non-essential , and now it is only urging citizens to take precautions.
Meanwhile, theand Roundtable welcomes the federal government’s decision to remove the advisory against non-essential and move away from mandatory pre-departure and on-arrival PCR tests.
“Though the announcement brings us one step closer to where our industry needs to be, in requiring pre-departure rapid antigen tests, the government missed an opportunity to align with other international jurisdictions that removed pre-departure test requirements for fully vaccinated.”
The Roundtable also added that with these changes, theand tourism sector continues to be the only industry subject to mandatory testing, despite being safer than everyday activities.
“We look forward to reviewing the details around these announced changes and to a continued dialogue with government to re-open our economy and get our sector back on its feet.”
TheRoundtable is a cross- coalition of leaders in the tourism and sector, including representatives from airports, airlines, hotels, and chambers of commerce across the country – committed to working together to restart the industry smoothly and safely.
and is a CA$102-billion sector, employing millions of across the country and accounting for 2.1% of the country’s gross domestic product. It advocates for a safe and prosperous tourism and sector across .
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