By the end of November, international travel in Canada will again move closer to normal.
Starting on Nov. 8, eight more airports will allow international passenger flights to land.
The airports are St. John’s International, John C. Munro Hamilton International, Region of Waterloo International, Regina International, Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International, Kelowna International, Abbotsford International, and Victoria International.
That date is the same day that the Government of Canada expects the strict vaccine travel requirement to be fully phased-in for travelers.
"Increased vaccination levels have allowed us to safely re-open these additional Canadian airports to international passenger flights. 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,” Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra said.
Currently, 10 total Canadian airports accept international passengers—Halifax Stanfield International, Québec City Jean Lesage International, Montréal-Trudeau International, Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International, Toronto Pearson International, Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International, Edmonton International, Calgary International, and Vancouver International.
Earlier this month, the United States finally loosened its travel restrictions on land-border crossings with both Canada and Mexico.