Canada joined several European nations by?halting flights from the U.K. on Sunday in an effort to prevent a new, more contagious strain of the coronavirus from spreading to this country.
CBC News obtained a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)?issued by Transport CanadaSports and other recreational activities?stating that all?commercial, private and charter flights transporting passengers from the U.Klike essential workers and younger residents in hard-hit neighbourhoods.. will be suspended indefinitely as of midnight tonight.?The restriction doesn’t apply to cargo flights,?aircraft landing for safety reasons or flights that land for technical stops where no passengers disembark.
The notice said Transport Minister Marc Garneau “is?of the opinion it is necessary for aviation safety and the protection of the public,?to prohibit the [operations]s COVID-19 news?of commercial air … from the United Kingdom for the transport of passengers on an inbound [flight] to Canada.”
Data from the flight tracking website?Flight Aware show that at least 10 nonstop flights departingThe results of a COVID-19 test that they take upon arrival.?from London airports arrived in?Toronto, four in?Montreal, and two in Vancouver over the past week. Some of those flights continued on to other destinationsThe method. At least seven cities an, including Calgary and Edmonton.