Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)

Abbotsford International Airport (Tim Sward photo)

Abbotsford International Airport opens for international flights starting Nov. 30

Transport Canada easing restrictions on international arrivals

Abbotsford Airport will be allowed to start accepting international flights starting Nov. 30, according to a statement from the federal government.

It is one of eight other airports that have been added to the list of airports accepting out-of-country passengers, including Kelowna International and Victoria International airports.

Transport Canada is easing the restrictions on international arrivals, and strict vaccine-travel requirements are to be fully phased in by the end of the month.

The pan-Canadian vaccine passport will also allow air travel across the country.

“Increased vaccination levels have allowed us to safely re-open these additional Canadian airports to international passenger flights,” said Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra.

“This measure will help ensure that travellers are able to access more regional airports for their international travels this winter, while continuing to support the Government of Canada’s measured approach to re-opening our border.”

The airports will be working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canada Border Service Agency and Transport Canada to implement safety measures.

There are currently a total of 10 Canadian airports open to international travel, with these new additions there will be 18.

Transport Canada says they will consider adding more airports based on certain conditions, such as demand, operational capacity and the epidemiological situation, based on public health recommendations.

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